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“Great Island To Visit”

Stuart Island State Park
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great Island To Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Spend 2 nights in Reid harbor campground on a guided kayak tour.

Campgrounds are clean and free from litter. There are water spigots in a few place on the island (like campgrounds) that contain really good drinking water. The composting toilets get a lot of traffic, but were regularly cleaned when we were there. Toilets are well stocked with TP and hand sanitizer.

The hike to the old schoolhouse, cemetery, and to the lighthouse (2.2 miles) is well worth it. On the day we visited, the "J-pod" consisting of 25 orcas, swam by the shore of the lighthouse. Deer are everywhere, and pay no attention to visitors.

There are other hikes on the island as well, including a loop over to the East side of the island to another harbor. For boaters, Reid offers good protection from the elements, and is well worth the visit.

Visited July 2014
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Another Island...From Another Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We visited Reid Harbor on Stuart Island overnight on our cruising sailboat. This is one of our favorite stops in crusing the San Juans. The hikes on land are challenging enough to really use some energy. The trail out to the lighthouse is a good several mile walk, and back to the harbors. A stop at the school house museum is well worth the time. There are several "treasure chests" with t-shirts and local note cards for sale. Enjoy yourself in this special setting!

Visited June 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Loved it All”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

The trail to the lighthouse was perfect for a day trip and there weren't many visitors at the dock. It was like we had the place to ourselves. Clean outhouses.

Visited September 2013
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Riverside, California
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Good view but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

They charge $10 to park but what do they use the money for? The toilet is just a pit (no urinals) and there is nothing to clean your hands with. There is a good view of the sound and maybe some Orcas.

Visited March 2014
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Newport Beach, California
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487 reviews
191 attraction reviews
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“One of the jewels of the San Juan Islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

This place is such a jewel I'm reluctant to review it because it may become over run with visitors. Anchor your boat in Reid harbor or kayak in to the campsites. Hike the trail to the light house, visiting the school, or just poke around the park. You will never forget the natural beauty.

Visited April 2013
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