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Blind Island Marine State Park #1

Category : Mooring buoyNearest body of water : Blind Bay
Max boat size:45 feet
Water depth at low tide16 feet
Last inspection:5th May 2022
Anchor type:Dead weight anchor

LISTING FOR INFORMATION ONLY - NOT AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION This is a mooring buoy owned and operated by Washington State Parks. More info at https://www.parks.wa.gov/477/Blind-Island or https://www.parks.wa.gov/648/Moorage. Actual moorage condition may differ from this listing. Tiny Blind Island is full of intrigue. Can you imagine finding a chunk of rock in the middle of a salty strait, staking a claim and planting an orchard there? A cluster of 19th-century sour apple trees and two formerly freshwater wells offer evidence of early farming on Blind Island. This marine state park is an unassuming mound in the San Juan Islands. In high season, the isle is a popular stop for kayak groups, including youth groups. In off-times, it is the perfect spot for contemplation. The park offers two campsites at the top of the island, among the fruit trees now choked with grasses and brush. Each site has a 360-degree vista of Shaw and Orcas islands and the narrow channel between them. Stunning Mount Baker shows itself on clear days, and big skies full of clouds offer changing views when the mountain is hiding. So, beach your dinghy or kayak, bust out your camp chair and maybe a maritime tale, and prepare to enjoy this unique state park. PARK FEATURES Accessible only by boat, Blind Island is a 3-acre marine camping park near Blind Bay, Shaw Island. Year-round moorage is available. Because the park is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail (PDF), its campsites are only available for boaters arriving by human- or wind-powered watercraft. There is no potable water on Blind Island; the wells, now dry or stagnant, do not have fresh water. Visitors must pack out what they pack in. Recreational crabbing in Blind Bay can be excellent. For more information about harvesting crab, obtaining the proper license and catch reporting guidelines, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website. BOATING FEATURES There are four moorage buoys available year round. Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Additional information can be found in the Boating Program. BOAT LAUNCH Latitude: 48º 35' 3.84"" N (48.5844) Longitude: 122º 56' 18.98"" W (-122.9386)

GPS coordinates

Lat: 48.584614
Lng: -122.938675

Location

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