Recreation and Conservation

  1. Leave No Trace

    San Juan County has embraced the Leave No Trace Guiding Principles and Ethic to support Stewardship on the San Juan Islands. In all 50 U.S. States and more than 30 countries, The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNT) is at work providing education to preserve our natural world.

  2. Parks, Recreation & Fair

    We are located in a beautiful maritime archipelago of 743 islands (428 at high tide!) in the northwest corner of Washington State. Of these, 60 islands are inhabited and 4 (Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and San Juan) are served by Washington State Ferries, sailing from Anacortes, Washington. All of the ferry-served islands have shoreline County parks and/or campgrounds maintained by the San Juan County Parks and Recreation Department.

  3. San Juan County Land Bank

    To preserve in perpetuity areas in the county that have environmental, agricultural, aesthetic, cultural, scientific, historic, scenic or low-intensity recreational value and to protect existing and future sources of potable water.

  4. Visitor Information and News

    Links to local visitor and community information, as well as local news.

  5. WSU Extension

    WSU Extension in San Juan County is a partnership between Washington State University and San Juan County government to bring valuable research-based information to the residents of San Juan County.