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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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Camano Island State Park in Washington State

This is a video of Camano Island State Park in Washington State taken November 25, 2011 as part of my hike 48 of 50 planned at age 50 this year.

Tony Gable & 206 - Camano Island

Piano solo by Bela Havasretti.

Camano Island Crab Pot

I secured my GoPro to my nephew's crab pot and dropped it off the coast of Camano Island for approximately an hour and a half. I might upload the full feed another day for those who a really bored.

Over Camano Island

A short video tour of Camano Island Washington.

Tony Gable & 206 - Camano Island 9 Min. version

Camano Island - Washington.

Driftwood Community.

Camano Island Canopy Tour

Take a ride on a new series of zip lines on Camano Island. The Canopy Tours Northwest layout features forest trails, a swinging log bridge and six double-cable zip lines, the longest of which...

Zip-lining the Camano Island Canopy

The 100 year old Kristoferson farm on Camano Island had to think of a new way to keep their operation in the black. A zip line tour seemed like a great way to keep the forest intact, and attract...

969 Rowe Road - Camano Island - WA

Offered at $235000. Imagine your very own English countryside with mature ornamental landscape and fruit orchard. Very private, Open, Equestrian, Room for RV, Mature trees frame property &...

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3076 news items

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:07:30 -0700

Cama Beach and Camano Island state parks fill their parking lots and picnic tables during the peak season, which runs from May 16 to September 15. This year, though, the season seemed to start a few months early.

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:03:45 -0700

Given the rain, a day at the park might not have been on the top of islanders' lists Thursday, but it was one of Washington State Parks' “free days” – one of 12 days throughout the year when visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass when ...
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:56:15 -0700

SB 5083 passed by wide margins — 46-0 in the Senate and 79-18 in the House. Republican Reps. Dave Hayes of Camano Island and Elizabeth Scott of Monroe voted against the bill. Jerry Cornfield: 360-352-8623; jcornfield@heraldnet.com. facebook Share.

My Edmonds News

My Edmonds News
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:11:15 -0700

Our own Larry Vogel hopped aboard the Puget Sound Express whale-watching tour from Edmonds Sunday afternoon and saw both Orca whales and gray whales frolicking in Puget Sound waters. tn_DSC_8695_crop. Orca whales seen off Camano Island ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:22:30 -0700

The amendment will provide $1 million to restart bus service between Camano Island and Everett, a transit route that was canceled last June when funding ran out, even though Skagit Transit continued its connector between Mount Vernon and Everett.

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:52:30 -0700

... on how to keep their homes safe By KELLY RUHOFF Editor Stanwood/Camano News. Islanders filled Camano Multipurpose Center to overflowing capacity Thursday evening to hear Sheriff Mark Brown talk about residential burglaries on Camano Island.
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:41:15 -0700

On March 31, a despondent 16-year-old Camano Island boy in the 7400 block of 272nd Street NW was contacted and transported for treatment, and an 18-year-old homeless man was contacted in the 7400 block of 272nd Street NW and transported for ...

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:22:30 -0700

House flaunts elegance in simplicity. Bonnie Lemkin puts her passion for gardening to work, surrounding their Camano Island home with a beautiful array of flowers and vegetation. Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 10:25 am | Updated: 1:18 pm, Tue Apr 14, ...

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