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Shaw Island

Members of a local order of nuns operated the ferry landing at Shaw Island every day for over 27 years, rain or shine. They've now moved on, and new faces greet ferry travelers.

Aside from narrow, empty roads and Arcadian beauty, a small grocery store at the landing, and one park & campground at sandy Shaw County Park, Shaw Island has no commercial amenities. Shaw has an area of 7.7 square miles. Population is 165.

To read a local newspaper article (Journal of the San Juans), about the history of the park, click here (Adobe® Acrobat® file).

Shaw Island Parks

Day Use and Camping Shaw County Park
Shaw Park beach campsite

Shaw County Park Features

Approximately two miles from Shaw ferry landing
Beach access and boat launch
60 acres, 11 camp sites
Part of the Cascadia Marine Trail system
Group Camp
Picnic tables, fire rings, firewood (extra charge)
Water, vault toilets (NOTE: The park water system is shut down during winter, and there are no other sources of running water available on the island. Bring your own water supply.)
Picnic area and shelter

Shaw County Park Map

Click here to see a campground map.

Click here to see brief descriptions of the campsites.

Fee Schedule (Shaw Island)

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. NOTE: DURING WINTER, THERE IS NO DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE AT SHAW COUNTY PARK.

Overnight Camping - Summer Rates
(fees are for April 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014)

Campsites maximum 6 people/site* Price/night
Waterside campsites #1-6 up to 4 people/1 vehicle $20.00
Wooded campsite #7 ""        ""       "" $15.00
Walk-in campsite #8W Up to 4 people/ No vehicle $15.00
6 people maximum per site at Shaw Park extra child (5-11 years) $5.00/each
  extra adult (12+ years) $8.00/each
  1 extra vehicle (maximum 2/site) $10.00
"Care to Share" site #9      Holds maximum of 10 people Adults $6
Ages 5-11 $4
*extra charges apply

All prices valid thru October 1, 2014, and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to Group Camp, Commercial Users, & Day Use Events.

Reservations are strongly recommended for summer camping.

Summer reservations accepted only between 5 and 90 days in advance of stay.

Reservations require full campsite payment plus a $7.00  non-refundable reservation fee by Visa or MasterCard for each campsite reserved.
RESERVATION PAYMENTS AND FEES ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE AND ARE, AT MOST, ONLY PARTIALLY REFUNDABLE.

Do you have more questions? Visit Camping or FAQ!