Shaw Island

Shaw General Store will close for the 2016 season on October 2nd.


The Shaw General Store (located at the ferry landing on Shaw Island) opens in May each year and closes around or after Labor Day.  There are no other stores, shops, cafes, restaurants, or other visitor services on Shaw Island. Plan accordingly and pack your ice chest with goodies on your way to visit Shaw County Park!
Important Information for Ferry Travelers to the San Juans
Washington State Ferries (WSF) has begun accepting vehicle reservations for some routes in the San Juans. You can find more information on this reservation system and make your ferry reservations online.
Ferry Button
About the Island
Members of a local order of nuns operated the ferry landing at Shaw Island every day for over 27 years, rain or shine. They've now moved on, and new faces greet ferry travelers.

Aside from narrow, empty roads and Arcadian beauty, a small grocery store at the landing, and one park and campground at sandy Shaw County Park, Shaw Island has no commercial amenities. Shaw has an area of 7.7 square miles. Population is 165.
To read a local newspaper article (Journal of the San Juans), about the history of the park (PDF).

Shaw County Park - Camping
The park is open year 'round with reduced fees and services during winter (November 1-March 31), when all sites are on a first-come, first-served basis only. Note: during winter, there is no drinking water available at Shaw County Park.

Shaw Park Fee Schedule - All prices valid through October 2016

Campsites - maximum 6 people/site (unless noted)
Fee pays for:
Price/Night
Standard Campsites #7
up to 4 people/             1 vehicle $15.00
Standard Campsite #8W (walk-in)
up to 4 people/          NO vehicle $15.00
Choice Campsite # 1-6, 10, 11
up to 4 people/             1 vehicle $20.00

extra child (5-11 years) $5.00/each

extra adult (12+ years)
$8.00/each

1 extra vehicle (maximum 2/site) $10.00
"Care to Share" site #9
Holds max. 10 people
Adults (12+) $6.00
Age 5-11 $4.00
Extra charges apply for extra people and extra vehicles.
All prices valid through October 31, 2016, and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to group camp, commercial users, and day use events.