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Island prairie

Hiking here was a totally different environment than most of the rest of the island--open... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simone M
Aromas, California, United States
American Camp

Interesting history film in Visitor Center. Ranger added some information to put presentation in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellville, United States
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“pig war”(12 reviews)
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650 Mullis St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7951
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiking here was a totally different environment than most of the rest of the island--open grasslands and ocean bluffs. Lots of driftwood on the beaches.

Thank Simone M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history film in Visitor Center. Ranger added some information to put presentation in perspective. Quick visit. Be sure to visit English Camp to the north as they are related

Thank sidneyaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

American Camp offers wildlife views, an interesting visitor center, trails to the ocean, and magnificent views.

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are less buildings to see here than at the English Camp. The main attraction is Pickett's House and grounds. However, there is a trail that you can take from the Visitor Center and explore the area. It is fairly flat trail through praire like...More

Thank pamelamurphy180
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We arrived here early in the day before the heat set in. It is a lovely, mostly level walk along trails with interpretive signs. There are some beautiful vistas.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Nice area for a stroll and a stop at the visitors center for a bit of history. The Brits definitely had it better at the English Camp!!

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I was supprised the Welcome center was closed when we arrived around 11am. it would have been a better experience we we would have talked to a ranger. However, we made the best of it and walked the area.

Thank Donny W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We started our morning at the English camp and then drove to the American camp. Either site would have been a treat to visit, but when you can visit both locations, it becomes much more interesting. We took the time to walk not only through...More

Thank dalsmith2016
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Walking through the property and trying to visualize the daily activities of the people living hear was very enjoyable. Be willing to walk to see the property. Watch the video.

Thank fishermen66
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Don't pass up the opportunity to learn about the early history of the San Juans and the Pig War that almost escalated into a full out battle between the British and the Americans. It's a great story and leads into why and where the border...More

Thank Doug H
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