Program gives islanders first shot at campsite reservations at county parks

The San Juan County Parks department is continuing its “residents only” opportunity to pre-reserve campsites at county parks.

This year, the popular County Parks program offers residents a chance to make prime-time summer camping reservations between Jan. 13 and Feb. 27.

This offer is available for camping at San Juan, Odlin (Lopez), and Shaw Island county parks and the county fairgrounds R.V. campsites. Camping reservations for the general public will begin March 1.

All three of the county campgrounds are located on the waterfront, with spectacular views, beautiful beaches, and small-craft boat launches. The county fairgrounds offers R.V. camping with water and electrical hook-ups, close proximity to downtown Friday Harbor and a public beach.

Proof of residency will be required (verifiable local address and phone number, driver’s license, or voter registration). Additional information is available on the county parks website:

County residents can email ( or call the County Parks Department at 378‑8420 for a reservation form.


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