Jones Island State Park

Jones Island State Park, Eastsound: Address, Jones Island State Park Reviews: 5/5

Jones Island State Park
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go-mhrv
Seattle, WA31 contributions
Boat-in Only
Aug 2019
if you have a boat, you can get to this small island often looked over and not so visited. It is set up with full restrooms, and reservable campsites. The old orchard trees remain, and the beach offers a marine harvest of sorts.
Written November 27, 2019
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Carol O
Costa Mesa, CA9 contributions
Have you ever pet a deer?
Sep 2018
Visited this campsite twice on 4 day kayak and camping trip with Tumulo Creek Kayak and Canoe out of Bend, Oregon. Wow, what a great trip, look them up! Beautiful little island one can only reach by boat. We had six deer living among our tents. They are incredibly friendly and will walk right up for a treat a good pet. Beware of the raccoons!!!! ALL food must be hung from the tree bar provided to avoid losing it. Don't leave food unattended in your tent, kayak or campsite. They will find a way to get it.
Beautiful walks and views. A great stop.
Written September 30, 2018
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Charles C
Silver Spring, MD68 contributions
Delightful State Park
Sep 2017 • Friends
If you have a rental boat, as we did, this is an island where you can dock. Lovely unspoiled woods and beach.
Written August 15, 2018
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DenverFoothills
Denver, CO183 contributions
A quiet walk in the woods, a daydream clearing, and a sleepy little beach
May 2018 • Family
To reach Jones Island you need a boat. Because of this the island seems quiet and fairly pristine. We pulled up to the dock (which can accommodate about 5 - 7 boats simultaneously depending on their size) and tied off in the late morning. Near the dock are are some picnic tables under the trees. One can wander up in the woods and take the various paths around the island. The pit toilets are about 100 yards from the dock area and clean according to my family members who made use of them.

Our extended family and friend took the central path that leads to the other side of the island. The path was fairly flat, compacted dirt with no steep slopes up or down, just gradual ones. As we came out of the woods we entered a clearing that had trees from an old orchard that were in nice rows. There were more picnic tables and one set was under a roofed shelter. There were also a couple of buildings with one open side and bunk bed troughs inside. At the end of the clearing there are steps leading down to another small beach. We spent quiet time in the clearing (which had recently mowed grass) at the picnic tables just taking in the warm air, pleasant scents, and talking, then later sitting on a log by the beach with eyes closed listening to the small waves lap on the round-pebbled shore. It was a sweet way to spend Mother's Day with our Mom. For those who have read the Silmarillion this place might remind you of what a day must be like on Valinor. The forest we passed through mid-way was like a combo old growth/rainforest. It had huge mushrooms and odd fern-like plants. It smelled earthly, but not unpleasantly so. Even though the website says there are deer and otters we did not see any wildlife other than birds. My nephews when hiking and I personally did not explore as much of the island as I could have. Perhaps on a future trip. If you are looking for a quiet spot to picnic while out on the water I would definitely recommend this place. Very low key. Very nice.
Written June 7, 2018
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Rob-Fiona
Victoria, Canada58 contributions
A Cruising Favourite
May 2018 • Couples
We love Jones Island. We moor our boat at one of the mooring buoys there for several weekends each summer. One of the things that makes it so special is that the entire island is a State Park so you feel very isolated from the rest of the world. It’s a small island so you can walk the entire island in a pretty short amount of time. The camping areas are gorgeous and there always seems to be spots available for anyone arriving by boat or kayak.
Written May 26, 2018
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Dona K
9 contributions
Great views, and docking, sad that the water supply vandalized
Aug 2017 • Family
After finding all the moorings taken on Stuart Island we docked at Jones for a short hike. Enjoyed the variety of scenery, from woods to cliffs, saw one of the little deer. Highly recommend this stop for picnic or hiking, would be a five if the water taps still worked. All had signs that they had been vandalized. Sad.
Written August 14, 2017
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pressonjh
Gig Harbor, WA83 contributions
Incredible park, well worth visiting.
Jun 2017 • Family
We cruised by Suchia and Matia and could not find an open moorage anywhere, decided to bite the dollar bullet and look for reserved moorage elsewhere. Then we discovered Jones Island. What an amazing gem! The facilities, while limited to a smaller 3-4 boat dock and several buoys, are great. Composting outhouses were well kept, trails around the island incredible!!!! Our 3 yr old enjoyed every minute. We love this little island and we will be back soon!
The south side of the island caters to kayakers and pack in campers and the camp sites have spectacular views!
Written June 30, 2017
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