Saddlebag Island State Park

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Saddlebag Island Marine State Park
Map showing the location of Saddlebag Island Marine State Park
Map showing the location of Saddlebag Island Marine State Park
Location in the state of Washington
LocationSkagit County, Washington, United States
Coordinates48°32′09″N 122°33′23″W / 48.53583°N 122.55639°W / 48.53583; -122.55639Coordinates: 48°32′09″N 122°33′23″W / 48.53583°N 122.55639°W / 48.53583; -122.556390[1]
Area26 acres (11 ha)
Elevation49 ft (15 m)[1]
DesignationWashington marine state park
Established1974
AdministratorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteSaddlebag Island Marine State Park

Saddlebag Island Marine State Park is a public recreation area made up of 26-acre (11 ha) Saddlebag Island, part of the San Juan Islands, in Skagit County, Washington.[2] The island sits in Padilla Bay four miles (6.4 km) northeast of Anacortes, Washington. Dot Island[3] and Huckleberry Island[4] lie nearby. Saddlebag Island was held in private ownership until 1974, when the state purchased it for $192,000 for use as a state park.[5]

Activities and amenities[edit]

Park activities include hiking, boating, crabbing, diving, saltwater fishing, swimming, water skiing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing. The island has four primitive campsites, one of which is reserved for human- or wind-powered visitors on the Cascadia Marine Trail. The island has no mooring buoys or docks.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saddlebag Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Saddlebag Island Marine State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dot Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Huckleberry Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. ^ "San Juan Marine State Park Area Management Plan". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. February 14, 2000. Retrieved January 30, 2019.

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