- Stuart Island State Park consists of 86 acres with 4,000 feet of saltwater shoreline on Haro Strait. Boating amenities include 22 mooring buoys, 907 lineal feet of 12 foot wide moorage float and one boat pump out.
Other park amenities include hiking trails, one Cascadia Marine trail campsite, 19 primitive campsites, picnic units, two pit toilets and two composting toilets. Potable water is available in the park.
This park is part of the marine parks and boat moorage system. Facility use is first come, first served, with continuous moorage limited to three consecutive nights. Fees are charged year around. Call (360) 753-5771 for a fee update as all fees are subject to change.
Of special interest to plant lovers is a large colony of prickly pear cactus that was discovered in the Reid Harbor area.
Recreation - Recreation on the island includes primitive camping, picnicking, hiking trails, fishing, clam digging and crabbing.
Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. Stuart 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.
This park is accessible only by boat, four miles northwest of San Juan Island in San Juan County.