- Hope Island is accessible only by boat. It is part of the Marine Parks and Boat Moorage system. Four moorage buoys are provided.
Recreation - This island appeals to boaters who wish to explore the area by day as there are no camping amenities.
Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. Hope Island State Park is located in an area "protected" by surrounding ocean waters and mountain ranges. Temperatures are consistently moderate, rarely topping 80 degrees in the summer and rarely falling below 30 degrees in the winter.
Annual rainfall averages 29 inches, approximately half that of Seattle. In the summer months, and especially during September and early October, the islands may go for weeks without a cloud in the sky. Snowfalls occur once or twice a year and usually total only one or two inches. Northeast winds may cause temperature extremes.
Island tides range over 14 feet. The extreme low tide of 4.0 feet to the extreme high tide of over 10 feet.
Hope Island State Park is located east of Cornet Bay between Whidbey Island and the mainland. It is accessible only by boat.