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Camano Island State Park
Camano Island beach 01.jpg
Location Island, Washington, United States
Area 173 acres (70 ha)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Established 1949
Governing body Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Website Camano Island State Park

Camano Island State Park is publicly owned recreation area on Camano Island in Puget Sound located 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Stanwood in Island County, Washington, United States. The park occupies 173 acres (70 ha) and has 6,700 feet (2,000 m) of shoreline. It is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

History

The park was established in 1949. It took just one day for 900 volunteers from Camano Island to complete the initial work on the park.

Nature

A wide variety of animals make their homes in the woods, beaches and waters of Camano Island State Park. Mammals include mule deer, elk, skunks, coyotes, chipmunks, rabbits, raccoon, whales, and otters. Fish, shellfish, crustaceans and other sea life in the waters of the park include crabs, sea cucumber, trout, cod, crappie, perch, sharks and eels. A variety of birds are found in the park including bald eagles, owls, osprey, ducks, geese, gulls, hummingbirds, wrens, and herons. These animals live among trees and plants like cedar, Douglas fir, spruce, alder, yew, seaweed, rhododendron, Indian pipe and thistle.

Recreation

The park features swimming and diving, fishing, clamming and crabbing, cabin rentals, an 88-site tent campground, group camp, restroom and shower facilities for campers, and a picnic area. There are 3 miles (4.8 km) of hiking trails and a mile-long biking trail, and boat ramps providing access to Puget Sound.

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