- This 145-acre park has 20,000 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Georgia. Only five acres with 680 feet of waterfront are developed for public use. Boating facilities include a 116-foot pier, one 45-foot ramp, a 12x60 foot moorage float and two buoys.
Park facilities include a one-mile loop trail, six campsites, one picnic site and one composting toilet. There is no drinking water in the park and you must pack out your garbage.
Facility use is first come, first served, with continuous moorage limited to three consecutive nights. Fees are charged year around. Current fees are $8 a night or $50 a year for boats under 26 feet in length. Fees are $11 a night or $80 a year for boats more than 26 feet in length. The fee for moorage buoys is $5 per night. Call (360) 753-5771 for a fee update as all fees are subject to change.
Recreation - Park activities include primitive camping, picnicking, saltwater fishing, scuba diving, hiking and clam digging.
Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. Matia 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.
Matia Island State Park is located 2.5 miles north of Orcas Island and 1.5 miles east of Sucia Island in San Juan County. It is accessible only by boat.