Burn Ban - Level 1

Fires allowed in all designated fire pits and grills. Propane and gas grills allowed.

View of the shoreline from the water
Rocky shoreline looking out to the ocean, blue waters and fluffy white clouds
Clark Island Park Boat sitting in the water
Washington State Park Sign for Clark Island
Rocky beach coastline with trees and islands in the distance

Clark Island Marine State Park

Clark Island, San Juan County, Washington Olga, WA 98279

Located midway between Orcas and Lummi islands, Clark Island Marine State Park is a stretch of land that's perfect for napping, camping and relaxing after a big day of boating or paddling. Take in spectacular sunrises and sunsets from your tent pitched on the beach.

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Boat-in Only

Island features

Located in San Juan County on Puget Sound, Clark Island is accessible only by boat. A 55-acre marine camping and moorage park with 11,292 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Georgia. Boaters anchoring offshore or using the park moorage buoys should be aware of the strong currents on the west side of the island. East side moorage is subject to large waves created by commercial ships.

Garbage

There is no garbage service at any of the marine state parks. You must pack out everything you bring in.

Insect repellent

We recommend using insect repellent into September, particularly if you are staying at a shadier campsite.

Shellfish harvesting

A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington's state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Cellphone service

Cell service is sporadically available here because Clark Island is close to a cell tower on Orcas Island.

Activities

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Beach Exploration

Winter Camping

Bird Watching

Boating

Camping

Crabbing

Fishing

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

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Kayaking

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Paddleboarding

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Shellfishing

Swimming

Amenities

Fire Pit

Restrooms

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Buoys

Moorage

Picnic Tables

Park features

Forest

Island

Mountain View

Ocean Beach

Rocky Beach

Saltwater

Sandy Beach

Viewpoint

Wildlife Viewing

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Boat-in Only

Island features

Located in San Juan County on Puget Sound, Clark Island is accessible only by boat. A 55-acre marine camping and moorage park with 11,292 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Georgia. Boaters anchoring offshore or using the park moorage buoys should be aware of the strong currents on the west side of the island. East side moorage is subject to large waves created by commercial ships.

Garbage

There is no garbage service at any of the marine state parks. You must pack out everything you bring in.

Insect repellent

We recommend using insect repellent into September, particularly if you are staying at a shadier campsite.

Shellfish harvesting

A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington's state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Cellphone service

Cell service is sporadically available here because Clark Island is close to a cell tower on Orcas Island.

Map & visitor guide

48.70059586, -122.7640839

Picnic and day use facilities

There are two picnic sites on the west side of the island with a sandy beach area.

Water activities

Go clamming, crabbing, diving and saltwater fishing on Clark Island! 

Boat moorage

This park has nine moorage buoys, six on the east side of the island and three on the west side. No vessels over 45 feet long are permitted on buoys. Moorage fees are charged year-round from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. This park offers phone in buoy registration. You must self-register and pay the required fees upon arrival. You must also pay for boats rafted to another boat, and obey rafting limits posted on mooring buoys.

Camping

The park has 15 campsites, one composting toilet and two vault toilets. Camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The nearest fuel and a limited selection of groceries are available at Blakely Island Marina. Campsites are open year-round. Campsites 1-6, 14 and 15 can accommodate up to eight campers each. Campsites 7-13 can accommodate up to four campers each. For fee information, check out our camping rates page.