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A days drive sound the island

The history of this sight was most interesting and the site was well preserved with lots of... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
E7777AAjohnr
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Geraldine, New Zealand
Beautiful calm bay

the views here were amazing. What a great location. I would have liked to find more interpretive... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Simone M
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Aromas, California, United States
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All reviews pig war interesting history osprey nest english garden history lesson point trail piece of history visitor center great hike other end of the island national park san juan island nice hiking trails great place to visit short hike roche harbor oysters
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

The history of this sight was most interesting and the site was well preserved with lots of information boards in different places

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

the views here were amazing. What a great location. I would have liked to find more interpretive signage--for example the totem pole there had no explanation

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Simone M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Interesting history of the dispute between the US and England regarding ownership of the San Juan Islands. If you can handle an uphill hike, don't miss the hike to the top of Young Hill. It's the best viewpoint on the island!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Free access,and a nice setting. Not sure what kind, but one of the oldest and most magnificent trees you'll find on the island. Easy downhill walk, and an interesting history lesson.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

English Camp showed the ingenuity of the British troops as opposed to the Americans in American Camp.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathi B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting piece of history one does not come across outside of Washington. Pleasant to walk around....if you watch out for the deer and goose droppings

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marion D
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Who knew there was a Pig War??? The English Camp and American Camp make up the San Juan Island National Historical Park. There is a small Visitor Center with a video providing the history and background of the events that led up to the Pig...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting but modest display of history not very well known. Good movie intro, very small display. Very nice walking trails, wonderful views from redoubt on a clear day and startling watching fog roll off the straits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ESMotteram
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The story of the Pig War is very interesting and explained in video at the visitor center. The English Camp was a much better place to be stationed than was the American Camp. It’s located on a lovely bay and it was a very pleasant...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judy H
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The hike to south beach is fairly long 30 to 60 minutes depending on your pace. We saw foxes and dear on our way down on the south beach trail. We took the lower trail back along grandma’s cove. It was marginally more difficult than...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Vincent B
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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
23 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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