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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Blind Island

Spokane District  |  WA

Season Dates:  1/1 - 12/31

Fees:  Cooperatively managed with the Washington State Park, Park fees apply

Blind Island is a small, three-acre marine camping park located on the north side of Shaw Island. All of the campsites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are for the exclusive use of boaters arriving by human- or wind-powered watercraft. Recreation activities include camping, picniking, non-motorized boating, and wildlife watching. The BLM cooperatively manages the area with Washington State Parks. Blind Island is very primitive there is no fresh water available on site. Access can be challenging due to the rocky and shallow landing.

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Addtional Information:

No Motorized Vehicles
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No Mountain Bikes
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No Equestrian
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Surface
Natural
Difficulty
Moderate
Trail Length
less than 1/4 mile

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Directions:

Blind Island is located west of the Shaw Island ferry dock and one mile south of the Orcas Island ferry dock in San Juan County. Marine access, reachable only by boat. Located west of the Shaw Island ferry dock and one mile south of the Orcas Island ferry dock in San Juan County. Kayakers should note that there are no kayak launch sites at or near the ferry docks for Orcas and Shaw islands. Boaters should approach the park from the northeast (Shaw Island ferry terminal) to access the four mooring buoys located on the south side of Blind Bay. Note the reef marker 200 yards east of Blind Island. Do not approach from the northwest as there is an extensive reef in that area. State park buoys are marked, and all other buoys in Blind Bay are private. Best access to the island is at a small pocket cove at the southwest side of Blind Island (look for the State Parks logo sign onshore).

Contact Information

1103 N Fancher Road
Spokane, WA 99212
509-536-1200

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