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Posey Island Recreation Site

Welcome to the northwestern-most point in the lower 48 states! Posey Island is a wild and remote one-acre island in the beautiful Salish Sea. The mountains of Canada and the spectacular Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges provide scenic backdrops to this special area. Recreational activities include hiking, camping, boating, sea kayaking, watching wildlife, and viewing wildflowers along the beaches, wooded areas, and at overlooks. The BLM cooperatively manages the area with Washington State Parks.

Know Before You Go:

-Posey Island is open YEAR ROUND.

-Limited mooring buoys and campsites in Active Cove are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Posey Island is only accessible by watercraft.

-Washington State Park fees apply

-Posey Island is very primitive and there is no fresh water available on site.

-On October 7, 2014, San Juan County became the first County in the U.S. designated as a voluntary “Leave No Trace” Area.



Posey Island is located a quarter mile north of Pearl Island, near Roche Harbor, San Juan Island.



San Juan Islands National Monument

37 Washburn Place

Lopez Island, WA 98261




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Taken on January 3, 2013