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English Camp

National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
+1 360-378-2240
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Many ways to visit- short loops or long ones.

This park is situated off Garrison Bay and the island in the bay is sacred ground for the Native... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nina L
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Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
San Juan Island's Historical Park

English Camp is a lovely place to visit on northeast area of San Juan Island. It's juxtaposed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terri B
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Eureka, California
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“pig war” (41 reviews)
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National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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+1 360-378-2240
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"pig war"
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"point trail"
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"piece of history"
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"great hike"
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"visitor center"
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"on san juan island"
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"short hike"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This park is situated off Garrison Bay and the island in the bay is sacred ground for the Native Americans- the Coast Salish that once called it their summer fishing grounds thousands of years ago. A wonderful Totem Trio marks the sacred island from the...More

Thank Nina L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

English Camp is a lovely place to visit on northeast area of San Juan Island. It's juxtaposed camp, American Camp is worth a visit too and is located on the western side of the Island. English Camp has gardens, fruit trees, and walks you can...More

Thank Terri B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice visit at the English camp. Hiked around a little and enjoyed speaking with the volunteer at the information center!

Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No, I wasn't around for the "Pig War". I had the great opportunity to visit San Juan Island and Garrison Bay most summers as I grew up. I learned about the conflict between England and America as I grew up, but I must admit, I...More

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on Mitchell Bay while on San Juan Island and we were about 10 minutes from English Camp. Super nice volunteers who can acquaint you with the layout and history. I'd definitely recommend the 15 minute video. It all started with a farmers pig...More

Thank Kimberley F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both of the rangers on duty this past Tuesday (5/29/2018) were awesome. They were informative and generally pleasant to talk with.

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We found the American Camp definitely surpassed the English Camp! Other reviews touted the English Camp, which really was a letdown compared to what we found at the American Camp. One must remember that each had its own setting - the American Camp - sea...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Gentle hike to the overlook. It was a beautiful day for a nice view. Meadow was full of wildflowers!

Thank Kathleen T
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Its a beautiful inlet and the tussle between the British and American claimants for land was pretty darn civilized. Nice wood hikes , simple enough for me.

Thank couplessPS
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

What a beautiful setting for a campsite. Right on the waters edge and so quiet. Great birdlife. Clean toilets, but no showers.

Thank Fossie4
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Vincent B
24 May 2017|
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Response from May F | Reviewed this property |
when we were there, there were no charges. self walk tour.
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Vincent B
24 May 2017|
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Response from Kya02 | Reviewed this property |
Open year round. No admission fees. Open at dawn until 11pm
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