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Wonderful spot

This is a great place to go with kids and check out the total pools at low tide. Lots of things to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simon P
nelson, Canada
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Great visitor center

We were cycling the island so didn't spend much more than an hour here. Interesting visitor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Colleen C
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Rocky promontory on San Juan Island that offers a dramatic view of the whales and wildlife of Puget Sound.
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to go with kids and check out the total pools at low tide. Lots of things to see and explore; sea urchins, crabs, shrimp, anemones.

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were cycling the island so didn't spend much more than an hour here. Interesting visitor center, great oceans views.

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were able to take a few hours to ourselves and discovered this incredibly beautiful part of the island, which we had not visited before. The ability to get right down to the water, seek out special stones, watch the wildlife, see...More

Thank TheRotens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I drove up to see the lighthouse and drive up was beautiful and the short walk up to the lighthouse was nice but I wasnt prepared for the view that awaited us when we arrived to the top, we sat up there...More

Thank Decoyia H
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We were birding with my 85 year old mother. She was able to traverse the grounds, set up her scope and see the birds on the island just off shore. She was not able to access the beach but my dog and I did and...More

Thank luaboe
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Nice beach are to explore early in the morning while tide was out. Nice view of the many fishing boats. So glad we took the time to check it out!

Thank JacqueB466
Reviewed 30 August 2018

American Camp at Cattlepoint is one of my favorite walks. The trails all have amazing views of the Straits and the Olympic Mountain Range. The encampment has been kept in great condition and a few times of year they re-enact what it was like for...More

Thank IslandRealtoraFoodie
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Take the drive over from Friday Harbor. Although we didn't "do" anything while we were there other than simply take it in, the view in Cattle Point is spectacular, especially driving in from Lime Kiln Point.

Thank 0vernight0nTheRoad
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a must place to go to if you have time - American Camp. It is cool to learn about he history here and what took place on the island with the British - the Pig War. There are many walking/hiking trails around this...More

1  Thank Shap1011
Reviewed 27 August 2018

THis is a great place to look for whales and a view of the Lopez island. We walked there from the american camp and made a day long hike of everything, but can obviously drive there as well.

Thank jgold10529
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Response from 959madelynb | Reviewed this property |
Dogs must be on leash, but otherwise welcome. It is to protect wild life and standard practice in state and national parks.