James Island (San Juan Islands)
|James Island State Park|
|Washington State Park|
James Island (left)
behind Decatur Island (foreground right)
|Elevation||75 ft (23 m) |
|Area||113 acres (46 ha)|
|Management||Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission|
|Website: James Island State Park|
James Island is one of the San Juan Islands in San Juan County, Washington, United States. It lies in Rosario Strait just off the eastern shore of Decatur Island and west of the city of Anacortes. The entire island comprises James Island State Park of the Washington State Park System. It has a land area of 113 acres (46 ha) with 12,335 feet (3,760 m) of saltwater shoreline. The island has no potable water or residents. It has three different camping areas, each with at least one toilet. The camping areas combine for a total of 13 campsites and are connected by a loop trail. James Island was named by Charles Wilkes in 1841 to commemorate the naval hero Reuben James. The property was transferred from the federal government to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in 1964.
- "James Island State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "James Island State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
- "WA - San Juan County - Census Tract 9605 - Block 2119". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
- Blumenthal, Richard W. (2009). Charles Wilkes and the Exploration of Inland Washington Waters: Journals from the Expedition of 1841. McFarland. p. 76.
- James Island State Park Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
- James Island State Park Map Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
- James Island Marine State Park San Juan Sufficiency
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