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San Juan Island
Recruiting Park Manager - San Juan Island

Spend your summer working in the San Juan Islands, a premier scenic and outdoor recreation destination. We value employees and a team approach to making a difference with people and our park lands. If you enjoy being surrounded by natural beauty, working with the public and outdoors, this position might be for you!

Department:                Parks & Fair Department

Type:                             Full time (32 hours per week), benefits, FLSA Non-Exempt

Pay Range:                   Range H-8 ($24.20-$26.40 per hour, DOE)

Opening Date:             February 10, 2016

Closing Date:               Open until Filled. First screening on 2/22/16



Washington State Ferries (WSF) has begun accepting vehicle reservations for some routes in the San Juans.You can find more information on this reservation system and make your ferry reservations at http://www.takeaferry.com. You can return to the Parks home page for a link, too.

San Juan Island offers the most organized and developed visitor facilities, as well as the town and historic port of Friday Harbor. To view information on San Juan Island trails and bicycle routes, click here.
San Juan Island 
		County Parks


San Juan County Park is open for day use and overnight camping on San Juan Island. Reservations for Summer camping (May - September) are strongly recommended at this popular campground. See Camping for information on making reservations. This beautiful park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, includes rocky bluffs and gravel beaches that overlook Haro Strait with views to the Straits of San Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. Most sites have water views across an open meadow surrounded by trees. Park amenities include water, flush toilets, small picnic shelter, picnic tables, beach and boat launch. Click here to read about the park's "colorful, rich" history. (Adobe® Acrobat® file).

Special consideration for walk-in Site #18 at San Juan County Park: Only two passenger vehicles are allowed to park near the entrance to the campsite-- NO campers, camper vans, RV's, or trailers of any type will be allowed if you are using site #18; please select a site designated for RV's. As a safety item, vehicles must be parked at least five feet (5') from the edge of the park road. Click here to view photos of the site parking area and entrance to tent area.

San Juan Island Day Parks

For driving directions go to Frequently Asked Questions
Day Use Only Reuben Tarte County Park*
*Remote parking. No fires, trailers.
Day Use and Camping San Juan County Park
(overnight camping, too)
Day Use Only Turn Point County Park
Day Use Only Eagle Cove County Park

San Juan County Park Features

Orcas (Killer Whales) often swim past during the summer San Juan Park campsites
Gravel beach, boat ramp
12 acres, 20 campsites
Hiker/Biker/Kayaker camp area
Group Camp
Part of the Cascadia Marine Trail system
Picnic tables, fire rings, firewood (extra charge)
Water, flush toilets
Small picnic shelter
Located on the west side of the island, equidistant from Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor

San Juan Park Map

Click here to see a campground map.

Fee Schedule

The park is open year 'round with reduced fees and services during winter (November 1-March 31), when all sites are on a first-come, first-served basis only. 

Overnight Camping - Spring/Summer Rates
(Fees are for April 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016)

Campsites Campsites Campsites maximum 8 people/site* Price/night

Standard Campsites #2-14, 17, 19-20

up to 4 people/1 vehicle


Choice Campsites #15, 16

up to 4 people/1 vehicle


Premium Campsite #18

up to 4 people/1 vehicle



extra child (5-11 years)



extra adult (12+ years)



extra vehicle (max. 2 vehicles/site)


Hiker/Biker/Kayaker site (rates are per person)

up to 20 people/NO vehicles

$10.00 12+ yrs;
$5.00 5-11 years

*extra charges apply All prices valid thru October 31, 2016, and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to Group Camp, Commercial Users, & Day Use Events.

Winter fee schedule

Do you have more questions? Visit Camping or FAQ!

Ron's Sunset

In memory of Ron Abbott ~ May 30, 1950-July 8, 2006
(photo courtesy of David Neiwert)