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Cama Beach State Park

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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  • The 24 standard cabins on Cama Beach.- Cama Beach State Park
  • Looking out to Whidbey Island from Cama Beach.- Cama Beach State Park
  • One of the four upper parking lots where you can catch a shuttle down to the beach.- Cama Beach State Park
  • An interpretive platform on the Bluff Trail.- Cama Beach State Park
  • Restrooms near the shuttle drop-off area.- Cama Beach State Park
  •  A great view of Cama Beach from the Marine View Loop Trail.- Cama Beach State Park
  • The Cama Beach Cafe, open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.- Cama Beach State Park
  • A view south down Cama Beach.- Cama Beach State Park
  • The Center for Wooden Boats offers workshops for toy boat building.- Cama Beach State Park
  • The standard waterfront cabins.- Cama Beach State Park
  • The Old Entrance Trail.- Cama Beach State Park
  • Beachfront cabins.- Cama Beach State Park
  • Cranberry Lake makes a great day hike from the beach.- Cama Beach State Park
  • The historical gasoline pumps, park store, and museum.- Cama Beach State Park
  • A view north up Cama Beach.- Cama Beach State Park
  • The two reservable bungalows are secluded from the other cabins.- Cama Beach State Park
  • The play area near the museum.- Cama Beach State Park
  • The Cross Island Trail links Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks. - Cama Beach State Park
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Pros: 
Beachfront cabins. Children's activities. Easy trails.
Cons: 
No beach access for vehicles.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Though one of the newest additions to Washington State Parks, this old-fashioned fishing resort has been a family destination for decades. After the arrival of the automobile in the early 1900s, Camano Island began to see development when a bridge was built between the mainland and eastern shore. Muriel and Lee Risk found their way to a stretch of beach on the southwest side of the island where they first opened the resort in 1934. It operated for 50 years before the Risk daughters took over in 1990 and began donating and selling the land to the state. Today, the park remains an easygoing place to take in the island’s rich history and beautiful scenery.

Set on 433 acres of diverse forests, Cama Beach State Park offers 15 miles of hiking and biking paths for exploring the natural world. Meander along wooded bluffs and look down upon the Puget Sound from the Loop Trails, or check out the lively wetland wildlife on a day hike to Cranberry Lake. Adventures can also be carried over to neighboring Camano Island State Park via the 1-mile Cross Island Trail. 

If you’re looking to enjoy the park on a more relaxed note, book a night or two in the Cama Beach Cabins. Soak in the simple life and some waterfront views out to Saratoga Passage, where you get a splendid panorama of the Olympic Mountains hovering above Whidbey Island. Let the kids play just a few doors down at the Center for Wooden Boats, where they’ll get a chance to build a toy boat while learning about maritime culture. On the north end of the waterfront, a variety of supplies and groceries can be purchased at the park store, which has long served as the resort’s social hub.

Note: For preservation purposes, visitors must leave their vehicle at one of four upper parking lots and either take a shuttle or walk down to the cabin and beach area. The shuttle is on call from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to  7:30 p.m. on Fridays.

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