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The whole family can enjoy this easy walking hike on the water. Interesting to see and learn about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Harrison, New York
American Camp is a magical place.

Outstanding views to Canada and Seattle. Amazing wildlife from whales to salmon come close to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Friday Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The whole family can enjoy this easy walking hike on the water. Interesting to see and learn about the history.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank maryellengarcia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding views to Canada and Seattle. Amazing wildlife from whales to salmon come close to the shoreline. One of the most wonderful FREE spots to visit in America.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank IslandRealtoraFoodie
Reviewed January 22, 2019

Short walk to American Camp from parking lot. Lots of fencing, 2 building left. Not that interesting. If you keep walking down towards water, come to Granny's cove, small protected beach with lots of driftwood logs. Pretty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1cannotstandstill
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The best part about American Camp is the beaches and coves on the south side of the park. South Beach is the longest public access beach in the islands and Grandma's Cove is an interesting little stretch of beach as well. Trails lead all the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PullmanCougar
Reviewed November 11, 2018

If you're on San Juan Island a visit to either American Camp or English Camp is a must. View the movie and walk the grounds. South Beach is a wonderful hike and a great place to find driftwood.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Hiking here was a totally different environment than most of the rest of the island--open grasslands and ocean bluffs. Lots of driftwood on the beaches.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simone M
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Interesting history film in Visitor Center. Ranger added some information to put presentation in perspective. Quick visit. Be sure to visit English Camp to the north as they are related

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sidneyaf
Reviewed October 6, 2018

American Camp offers wildlife views, an interesting visitor center, trails to the ocean, and magnificent views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Grandmaof2
Reviewed September 28, 2018

There are less buildings to see here than at the English Camp. The main attraction is Pickett's House and grounds. However, there is a trail that you can take from the Visitor Center and explore the area. It is fairly flat trail through praire like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pamelamurphy180
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We arrived here early in the day before the heat set in. It is a lovely, mostly level walk along trails with interpretive signs. There are some beautiful vistas.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank debbies548
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