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Island County | Region 4 Information

Marine Area 8-2 (Ports Susan and Gardner)

Camano Island State Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams closed

Oysters closed


Camano Island State Park is located at Lowell Point on Camano Island. Since 2002 Camano Island State Park has been closed to clam harvest due to a dramatic decline in the abundance of native littleneck clams. When open to clam harvesting this beach receives more clam harvesters per day than any other beach in Puget Sound. While butter clams are the species most commonly harvested at this beach, native littleneck clams, cockles, horse clams, eastern softshell clams, and macoma clams are also present in lesser numbers. The most productive areas are the cobble sections of beach at either end of the beach with a relatively nonproductive stretch of sand and gravel in the middle.

Harvest Area Map
Map of CAMANO ISLAND STATE PARK harvest area

From I-5:
Take exit #212 and head west onto Hwy. 532. Three miles west of Stanwood, take a left at the fork (the road is now East Camano Dr. and no longer SR 532). Drive approximately 6 miles on East Camano Dr. (At this point East Camano Dr. heads left by Windermere. Keep to the main road, which is now Elger Bay Rd). At a spot marked by Elger Bay Grocery, Exxon and a cafe, turn right onto Mountain View. Travel 2 miles, climb a steep hill, then turn left onto Lowell Point Rd. The road will dead-end at the park entrance.

Map to this point  

Camping and picnic areas are available. Restrooms with plumbing, faucets, and water fountains are located adjacent to parking areas along the beach. There are 3 miles of hiking trails and a boat ramp.

Camano Island State Park

Beach information last updated: October 14, 2016 @ 3:22pm

Whidbey Island/Camano Island

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

Whidbey Island/Camano Island Foulweather Bluff (DNR-64) DNR-68 DNR-69 Meadowdale County Park Picnic Point County Park Mukilteo State Park South Mukilteo Park South Everett(Howarth Park) Kayak Point County Park West Pass Access Cavelaro Beach South Port Susan Further North Camano Head Far South Mabana Mabana Un-named DNR Beach East Elger Bay West Elger Bay Camano Island State Park Cama Beach State Park South Rocky Point Fort Casey State Park South Fort Casey DNR-124A DNR-124 South Whidbey State Park DNR-101 and South Bush Point Double Bluff State Park South Useless Bay Dave Mackie County Park Scatchet Head Northeast Cultus Bay DNR-99 DNR-100 North Randal Point South Sandy Point Sunrise Beach East East Point Freeland County Park Hidden Beach Saratoga Pass Harrington Beach Snatelum Point Long Point Coupeville Madrona West Penn Cove San De Fuca East San De Fuca Monroe Landing Blowers Bluff

Yellow map areas (links) identify approximate public property boundaries and should not be considered legal property boundaries.
Many of these public beaches have no upland entrance and must be accessed by boat. Please respect adjacent private property.

This map is provided for informational purposes only. The accuracy of this map is not guaranteed.