Spokane District | WA
Season Dates: 1/1 - 12/31
With its commanding view of Haro Strait and the Canadian Gulf Islands and Orca Whales, Turn Point offers wonderful opportunities for photographers and visitors who appreciate nature and history. The nearby Canadian and Olympic Mountains provide wonderful scenic backdrops to this special areas. The Turn Point Light Station, built in 1893, stands on the western most end of Stuart Island, providing light and reference to mariners of the Salish Sea. Turn Point is one of the best places on BLM-managed lands to see orca whales. Recreational activities include hiking, camping, boating, sea kayaking, watching wildlife, and viewing wildflowers. The BLM cooperatively manages this site with the Turn Point Lighthouse Preservation Society. The Society operates a small interpretive museum annually from July to September. Turn Point is only accessible by water craft. Most visitors arrive via sea kayak or by private boats.
Turn Point is only accessible by water. The Roche Harbor Resort boat ramp, located on San Juan Island is the nearest launch site. Local launch fees apply. Other private marinas are located throughout the San Juan Islands