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Description - Sucia Island State Park covers 564 acres with over 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Georgia. Boating facilities include two docks with 12'x160' mooring floats and 48 mooring buoys.

Other amenities are an underwater scuba park with one locator buoy and 6.2 miles of hiking trails. Park visitors will find the marine fossil deposits at Fossil Bay of special interest.

Camping facilities include 55 campsites, two reservation group camps, three picnic shelters, 16 picnic sites, five pit toilets and nine composting toilets. Drinking water is available April through September. All garbage must be packed out.

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.

Recreation - Some of the activities enjoyed in the park are primitive camping, picnicking, hiking, scuba, clamming and crabbing.

Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. Sucia 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.

Location - Sucia Island State Park is 2.5 miles north of Orcas Island on the Strait of Georgia in San Juan County. It is accessible only by boat.


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Filed By: Jerry
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A storm came through on our visit, so it was very windy! But Sucia Island is so Beautiful that the high winds did not matter. Lots of wildlife from Eagles to Otters! It was nice to visit the island before the hundreds of summer visiters arrive! I felt like the island belonged to me for 4 days! Good place for lunch is at Ewing Cove. Great fossils at Fossil Bay, both terrestrial (north side) and marine (south side), but limit your fossil hunting to pictures, so future guests can see them too.

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautiful phosphorescence in the bay at night... A must see.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A friendly tip to save you a lot of time. The outfit that can get you to Sucia is North Shore Charters on Orcas, we Spent about a day trying to find a way there, I will say , it was well worth it. Good luck

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We were staying on Orcas Island and heard about a mountain biking trip to Sucia offerd by North Shore Charters, and decided to go, it was the most beautiful and exciting ride we had ever been on. We would highly recommend taking this trip whether you ride or hike, it is quite possibly the best value in the san juans.


More Information

Contact Information:
Sucia Island State Park, San Juan Marine Area, 226 Roehls Hill Rd. , Olga, WA, 98279, Phone: 360-376-2073

Additional Information:
The Islands - The Island region includes Whidbey Island, Camano Island, Fidalgo Island and the San Juan Islands. Many islands and islets make up the San Juan Islands, but it's the four main islands, Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and San Juan, that are accessible to visitors.
Washington State Parks - Washington has 149 state parks located around the state.

Links:
Washington State Parks - Official Agency Website

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