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Not to be confused with Kamano Island.
Camano Island beach 01.jpg
A beach on Camano Island in Camano Island State Park
Camano Island is located in Washington (state)
Camano Island
Camano Island (Washington)
Location Puget Sound
Coordinates 48°11′N 122°30′W / 48.183°N 122.500°W / 48.183; -122.500Coordinates: 48°11′N 122°30′W / 48.183°N 122.500°W / 48.183; -122.500
Area 39.77 sq mi (103.0 km2)
Length 15.6 mi (25.1 km)
Width 0.75–6.6 mi (1.21–10.62 km)
United States
State Washington
County Island County
Population 13358 (as of 2000)
Density 335.9 /sq mi (129.69 /km2)

Camano Island /kəˈmn/ is a large island in the Possession Sound portion of Puget Sound, located in Island County, Washington, between Whidbey Island and the mainland. The body of water separating Whidbey Island and Camano Island is called Saratoga Passage. Camano Island is separated from mainland Snohomish County by Davis Slough near the city of Stanwood. The island is reached via State Route 532 over the Camano Gateway Bridge in the northeast of the island.

There were 13,358 residents on the island as of the 2000 census, but the population peaks at 17,000 during the summer months with retired "snowbirds." The island has a total land area of 102.99 km² (39.77 sq mi), though it was larger before the Great Slide of 1825.

Name origin[edit]

Camano Island is named for the Spanish explorer Jacinto Caamaño. Charles Wilkes, during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838–1842, named it MacDonough Island in honor of Thomas MacDonough for his victory of the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. Following this theme, Wilkes named the body of water between Camano and Whidbey Island after MacDonough's flagship the Saratoga. When Henry Kellett reorganized the official British Admiralty charts in 1847, he removed Wilkes' name MacDonough and bestowed the name Camano, which the Spanish had originally given to Admiralty Inlet in 1790. Wilkes' name Saratoga Passage was retained.[1]


  • The Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival (Feb) [2]
  • The Camano Island Mother's Day Art Studio Tour (May) [3]
  • The Spring Art Show (June) [4]
  • Twin City Idlers Classic Car Show (June) [5]
  • Art by the Bay, The Stanwood–Camano Festival of Art and Music (July) [6]
  • Vintage Trailer Show (July) [7]
  • The Stanwood Camano Community Fair (August) [8]
  • Collectors Car Show (August) [9]
  • The Harvest Jubilee (Sept) [10]
  • The AAUW Art for Education Show (October)
  • The Stanwood–Camano Chili & Chowder Cookoff (November) [11]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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3259 news items

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:11:15 -0700

Floyd Jones, of Seattle and Camano Island, and namesake of Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation's Philanthropist of the Year Award, spoke at the annual breakfast Friday about how he began giving to people and organizations. “I realized how good it made ...

KIRO Seattle

KIRO Seattle
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:45:00 -0800

A 94-year-old driver from Mount Vernon was airlifted to Harborview for treatment of his injuries -- after a crash on Camano Island on Saturday. The 94-year-old was driving the causing vehicle, according to Trooper Mark Francis. Two others involved in ...

Bend Bulletin

Bend Bulletin
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 00:11:49 -0800

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. — When Alfred Kristoferson and his son, August, established a dairy operation on this once-remote island in 1912 and introduced the process of pasteurization to the Pacific Northwest, they could not have known that a century later ...

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:15:00 -0700

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month. For information, call 387-2236, or visit camanowildlifehabitat.org or e-mail camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:36:22 -0800

Camano Island Fire Rescue responded to a house fire on the 700 block of Chapman Road on Camano Island yesterday. The garage had been converted into a living area, and was attached to a single-family residence.
Whidbey News-Times (subscription)
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0800

Central Whidbey, 5-6:30 p.m. March 19, Board of Island County Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville, 1 NE Sixth St. South Whidbey, 4:30-6 p.m. March 17, Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave. Camano Island, 4:30-6 p.m. March 30, Camano Center, ...
Whidbey News-Times (subscription)
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:07:30 -0700

The 17th Annual CAMANO ISLAND STUDIO TOUR is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10, and May 16-17 on Camano Island. The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest.
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:03:45 -0700

... better option Kelly Ruhoff Editor Stanwood/Camano News. Leque Island is an isthmus. It is the land bridge between Stanwood and Camano Island and has suffered from having its own identity as far back as the 1800s when white settlers first discovered it.

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