The Islands

The biggest of the islands, San Juan Island, and the seat of the county government, is home to the bustling Friday Harbor. Historic sites such as Roche Harbor and the British and American camps are also popular and whale watching is a big plus on this island.
Historical Orcas Island
Historical Orcas Island
Historical Orcas Island offers visitors every distraction they could want, with small settlements, bays, accommodations and the largest park on any of the islands.
Flat Lopez Island is a favorite of boaters, largely due to its sheltered bays and marine parks. Cyclists also wheel here for an enjoyable and fairly easy day of exploring.
Quiet Shaw Island, with its lack of facilities and small population, is an ideal family destination, if you arrive early enough at the campsite. Remember there are no other facilities, restaurants or entertainments on this tiny island.
Roche Harbor, San Juan Island
Roche Harbor, San Juan Island