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Cama Beach State Park is a Washington state park facing Saratoga Passage on the southwest shore of Camano Island in Island County, preserving the site of a renovated and modernized, 1930s-era auto court and fishing resort.HistoryThe archaeological record shows that Native Americans were active along the shoreline now known as Cama Beach for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. The discovery of human remains and artifacts in the early 21st century threatened to scuttle the creation of a state park at the site. In 1934, LeRoy Stradley opened a fishing resort with some two dozen cabins that could be rented by vacationers at modest cost. After his death four years later, as many other Camano Island resort properties came and went, Stradley's family continued to operate Cama Beach Resort until 1989. Once closed, Stradley's granddaughters sold the resort, which had fallen into disrepair, to the state of Washington at a fraction of its estimated worth, contributing some of their earnings to the property's rehabilitation.Activities and amenitiesPark activities include boating, crabbing, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, hiking on 15 miles of trails, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes. A mile-long trail connects the park with Camano Island State Park. Overnight accommodations at Cama Beach include two bungalows and 24 waterfront cedar cabins. The Center for Wooden Boats operates the historic boathouse and shop, offering boat rentals (including boats from the site's days as a fishing resort), youth and adult sailing and boat building classes, and crabbing gear rentals.

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Swimming ,   Hiking ,   Crabbing ,   Fishing ,   Wildlife viewing ,   Boating ,   Horseshoes ,   Scuba diving  

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Cama Beach Historical State Park

Address:
1880 S West Camano Dr Camano Island, WA
Phone:
(360) 387-1550
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Open Hours

  • Monday09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Tuesday09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Wednesday09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Thursday09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Friday09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Saturday09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Sunday09:00AM - 05:00PM