On summer days, visitors to Shaw County Park may find pleasurable swimming at Indian Cove. Warmer water temperatures are created by exposure to long hours of sunlight and the cove’s shallow depths. The scene is completed by the beautiful sandy beach. Once a military reservation, the 60-acre property is now preserved by San Juan County Parks. The park has 3,249 feet of shoreline.
Approach: Land to the west of the boat launch
Location: South Beach on Indian Cove
Hazards: Exposed to weather from the south.
Sites: Two, CMT (#12) & #9
Sanitation: Vault toilet
Fires: Fires in established fire pits only, check for burn bans
Extras: Picnic area
Fees: $6.00/person fee for shared sites
Special Considerations: Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult for overnight camping privileges. Sites are bordered by private property.
Natural History: Squaw Bay, to the east, is a favored dining spot for birds at low tides and is surrounded by private property. At last count the human population of the island was 235.