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Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking

San Juan Islands

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking

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  • Kayakers explore the shores along Turn Island.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • A kayaker walks along the beaches on Turn Island.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • A barnacle-covered rock in the woods.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • A kayak rests on the beach.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • Campfires are not permitted anywhere on the small island.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • A kayaker packs his boat for the next day's adventure.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • Madrone trees line the shores of the island.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • Canadian geese off the shores of Turn Island.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • The San Juan Ferry can be seen making its way to Friday Harbor.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • A gray whale flips its tail out of the water near Turn Island.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
  • One of the camps on Turn Island.- Turn Island State Park Sea Kayaking
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views. Close to Friday Harbor. Solitude in the off season. Wildlife.
Cons: 
Racoons. No potable water. Crowded during the summer.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Site characteristics: Water: 
Sound/Strait
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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Turn Island State Park is a small island near Friday Harbor and is part of the San Juan National Wildlife Refuge. The island has 12 campsites and is a great place to stay for a quick overnight trip from Friday Harbor or as part of a longer trip to Jones Island, circumnavigating Shaw Island, or a pit stop toward the end of the arduous trip from Anacortes to Friday Harbor. Turn Island, which overlooks the San Juan Channel, is home to a host of curious raccoons and deer that visit campers day or night. Campers should be sure to secure their food in animal proof containers or hang it away from these curious critters when not at camp.  

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