Skagit Island State Park

Skagit Island is one of many small islands in Skagit Bay. Skagit Bay is fed by the Skagit River whose waters come from the North Cascades and Canada. The 21-acre island has a primitive trail around its perimeter with best views to the south and neighboring Hope Island (North), also a Washington State Park island.


Approach: Generous beach area north of point for landing
Location: Skagit Island is east of Deception Pass and Cornet Bay, southwest of Kiket Island and at the south end of Similk Bay
Hazards: There are swift currents on the way to Deception Pass and the northeast point of Skagit Island
Sites: 4
Water: None
Sanitation: Vault toilet
Overflow: None
Fires: Fire rings available, when a burn ban is not in effect
Fees: $12/night for up to 8 in site
Special Considerations: Neighboring Dot Island is a wildlife refuge, please stay at least 200 yards off shore.
Natural History: Skagit's southern slopes, exposed to the sun, have fields of flowers. Both the common purple camas and white death camas can be found along with other native plants.
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Latitude: 48.41525
Longitude: -122.577466

2 thoughts on “Skagit Island State Park

  1. From Susan:
    Stopped at Hope Island on my way.
    A nice family of 5 were camped there
    Discovered a lot of trash in interior fire pits
    Solitude at last! I had the entire island (Skagit) to myself. The campsite on the NE point is just wonderful (noted as “the picnic area adjacent to the landing site” in the guidebook, page 121. )
    The trail around the island is truly magical!
    This is another long day — about 20 NM from Camano Island State Park to Skagit.
    Consider noting in the guidebook that adjacent Kiket Island (peninsula) is tribal and off limits to exploring?

    1. The tidelands and Flagstaff point across from Skagit Island are open to the public. They are on the Kukutali Preserve. The signs say tribal land no harvesting.

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