Do you or someone you know have a boat? Are you looking to get out of the city and slow down without going far? If island time is what you’re in need of, then an adventure to Blake Island may be in store. The island is one of Washington’s exquisite marine parks and has so much to explore.

Accessible only by boat, Blake Island is one of Washington’s marine parks and is the perfect escape for those looking for a change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Seattle. The island features blue waters, peaceful trails, driftwood-laden beaches, amazing views as well as history.

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According to History Link, The island was an “ancestral camping ground of the Suquamish” First Nations. Throughout the years it has moved between being a privately held island, being abandoned and delinquent and is now a Washington State Park.

The island that 472 acres for you to explore with 5 miles of saltwater beach shoreline and approximately 655 acres of saltwater bedland. You can walk the shoreline, fish, dig for clams and even scuba dive. Or if you’d rather head inland, you can walk or bike inland down miles of trails where you will find forest animals and birds.


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If you want to make a stay out of the experience you can camp at Cascadia Marine Trail campsites at the west end of the island for majestic sunsets over the Olympic Mountains.

If you have a boat or are open to renting one, this is an unforgettable summer camping or day trip destination.

Information on Blake Island is from Washington State Parks and is accurate as of publication date.