Public Boat Launches on Camano Island

 

With over fifty miles of Washington’s pristine Pacific Coast beachfront at our doorstep, there’s no better place than Camano Island to find peace and relaxation on the water. Whether your passion is boating, crabbing, saltwater fishing, sailboarding, or watching the breathtaking sunrise over the Cascades, here are all the public boat launches available on “The Easy Island.” 

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Maple Grove Park

684 Maple Grove Road

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The Maple Grove Park boat launch offers beach access and views of Whidbey Island, Skagit Bay, and the Cascades, with parking for a small handful of cars and trailers.  Providing a single lane concrete slab, this launch is usable at a lower tide. This access has very close neighbors, please respect private property.

 

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From Terry’s Corner, following North Camano Drive 4 miles, and take a lazy right turn on Maple Grove Road. The County park and launch is ½ mile further down the road.

* This is a boat launch fee site,  purchase your daily or annual boat launch passes for Maple Grove Park HERE

 

Cavalero Beach

1013 Simonsen Pl.

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The Cavalero Beach boat launch is located in a lovely park on the eastern side of Camano, with picnic facilities and views of the mountains. It’s close to neighbors, so be mindful of noise when launching or enjoying the park. Please respect private property. 

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From Terry’s Corner, follow East Camano Drive for 5.5 miles. Turn East on Cavalero Road, and follow the signs to the county park.

*This is a boat launch fee site,  purchase your daily or annual boat launch passes for Cavalero Beach HERE

 

Utsalady Point

Boat Ramp: 2998 Utsalady Pt. Rd

Vista: 398 Shore Dr.

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This small but tranquil park looks across the water to the mountains, offering beautiful views. From Utsalady Vista, continue a short way to the end of the beach road to reach the boat launch ramp. The park includes a garden and picnicking area. Note: parking is quite limited, please respect private property.

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From Terry’s Corner, follow North Cama​no Drive for 3 miles. Turn north on Utsalady Point Road to a large brown Historical sign. Parking on the left of the sign.

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*This is a boat launch fee site, purchase your daily or annual boat launch passes for Utsalady Point HERE

 

Camano Island State Park 

2269 Lowell Point Rd

Hours: 6:30 AM – Dusk (Summer), 8 AM – dusk (Winter) 

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This 134-acre park provides camping, exploring, and gorgeous views of Washington’s natural treasures like Puget Sound and the Cascades. From morning to night there are numerous ways to enjoy some R & R, such as hiking, bird watching, and beach wandering before returning to your car or one of five rustic rental cabins. 

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Take your boat out from the Camano Island boat launch for a day of crabbing, diving, or saltwater fishing in Saratoga Passage. The state park’s launch, unlike other launches on the island, has a double dock. 

 

*This park is equipped with automated pay stations for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.

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Daily and Annual Passes 

Launching a boat at Camano Island state park requires either an annual launch permit or a daily launch permit plus a Discover Pass (annual or one-day). The boat launch fee at this park is $7/day for both residents and non-residents. 

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At the Cavalero, Maple Grove, and Utsalady launches, you can purchase an annual or daily pass through the Island County permit system. The annual pass is $30 for residents and $90 for non-residents, good from July 1 through June 30; the daily pass is $5/day for residents and $15/day for non-residents.

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Interested in more of Camano Island? Come visit and check out all the activities it has to offer…you might love it here so much you decide to stay! 

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To get a great start to your Camano Island adventure, download a map of beautiful Camano Island HERE

 

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 9:01 am
Windermere Stanwood Camano | Category: Community

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