Camping Information

Summer Reservations

Camping reservations are strongly recommended during summer at any of the San Juan County Parks or Fairgrounds RV sites. Any unreserved campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis (you must arrive at the park to see if a site is available); please register promptly upon selecting your campsite. County Fairgrounds R.V. sites are not available during County Fair week mid-August.

Group Camping Reservations

Make group camping reservations beginning on January 6, 2023 by emailing  

Online Reservations & San Juan County Resident Reservations

Online reservations for individual campsites will re-open for the 2023 season on Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00AM PST.  Look for the orange button that says, "MAKE A CAMPING RESERVATION" in the upper left corner of the Parks webpage. Get more information on our Reservations & Cancellations page.

How can I determine what day I can go online to make my camping reservation?

  • Go to
  • Go to the window for Calculators and Times.
  • Choose the option, What Date is it in X Days?
  • Put your date of arrival in for the Start Date.
  • Choose Subtract and fill in 90 in the Days box.
  • Click Calculate New Date.

This date that appears is the first day you can go to our website,, to make your reservation. Starting this year, you can begin the process at 12:00 am PST on that date.

The maximum stay at individual campsites and group campsites at San Juan, Odlin and Shaw County Parks is 14 days within a 30 day period and ten days within a 30 day period at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.

Standard Cancellation Policy

Partial cancellations (changes) are not allowed. You must create a new reservation to change arrival date, campsite, or duration of stay. Your reservation fee is non-refundable. Cancellation 30 days or more from arrival will also incur a cancellation fee of 25% of the total of your original reservation, less the reservation fee.

Cancellations made within 30 days, but prior to 3 days, from arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total. Within 3 days of arrival, all fees become non-refundable.

No refunds issued at park.Natural phenomena such as wildfire smoke, earthquake, volcanic eruption, and severe weather may occur in our campgrounds. If the campground is still able to provide full services (infrastructure is intact and staff is available to work), refunds are not issued for such natural disasters. Our standard cancellation policy is applicable.

Fees for extra people and vehicles apply (listed in fee tables for each park and paid in the park). Please ensure that you know what our fees are before you make your plans. You may want to leave that extra car behind or reserve a 2nd campsite.

Camp, Trails

Camp in designated campsites only

Camping in San Juan County is only allowed in  approved campgrounds. There is no camping in County Day Parks or on Land Bank property. 

Campsite Fees, Maps & Helpful Park Info

Please refer to an island's specific San Juan, Lopez or Shaw page for campsite maps, fees, information on RV Camping and additional charges. There are no County Campgrounds on Orcas Island.

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Ferry Travelers!

Washington State Ferries (WSF) accepts vehicle reservations for some routes in the San Juans. We strongly encourage ferry reservations! If you do not make it to your campsite because you did not make a ferry reservation, we cannot refund your park fees!
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Vessel Launch Permit Policy for San Juan County Park Has Been Suspended

The annual program that has operated from the 2nd Friday in May through the last Sunday in September, requiring all vessel operators launching from San Juan Park with the intention of leaving the immediate cove area to have a valid permit has been suspended. It is expected that all vessel operators familiarize themselves with best practices for vessel operations around endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales and other marine life. You can learn more on this topic from Be Whale Wise.

Off-Season Campsite Closures

During winter and spring, some campsites may be closed by park staff, due to wetness or other reasons. We wish to preserve the quality of all campsites and we want you to have a pleasant experience. Sites will reopen when conditions allow.