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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. Kristoferson Lake is the largest lake on Camano Island.[1]

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.[2]


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

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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Tony Gable & 206 - Camano Island

Piano solo by Bela Havasretti.

Over Camano Island

A short video tour of Camano Island Washington.

Camano Island to Stanwood High Speed Time Lapse Driving Tour

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Camano Island State Park in Washington State

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Tony Gable & 206 - "Camano Island"

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Camano Island - Washington.

Driftwood Community.

Camano Island Canopy Tour

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275 news items

Curbed Seattle

Curbed Seattle
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700

... pristine that you can wonder if anyone ever lived there. Maybe there are no curtains because there was no way for anyone to see in. Maybe it is a house that is waiting to be lived in. · 3824 Palm Ln, Camano [Zillow] Written by Tom Trimbath · Camano ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Choosing a resident of Camano Island for District 3 commissioner is a priority. The other island in the county is well represented by two fine commissioners. Whidbey is guaranteed two commissioners. Camano Island is guaranteed none.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

The church's namesake, St. Aidan, was a bishop and confessor who built a church and school in the year 651 in Northumbria, what is now northern England. One of 10 stained-glass windows in the Camano Island church is decorated with a torch in his honor.
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Bridges spanning the gap from the mainland to Camano Island were built in 1949. The Camano Gateway Bridge — formerly the Mark Clark Bridge — over the Stillaguamish River was rebuilt in 2010. Replacing the Davis Slough Bridge, on the other hand, ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:15:00 -0700

Marie is a resident of Camano Island. She is also a radio talk show host. “I am thrilled to be working with the wonderful members of our community to engage our residents and business owners and achieve our goals,” said Dena Marie. “I look forward to ...
Journal of the San Juan Islands
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:33:45 -0700

... and Jan Anderson of Friday Harbor, and Blaine is the son of Blaine Sr. and Sherry Elsing of Marysville. Britt and Blaine spent their honeymoon in Hawaii, where they both enjoyed diving. They will make their home near Camano Island, in Washington state.

Whidbey News-Times (subscription)

Whidbey News-Times (subscription)
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:17:36 -0700

Vaughan said Jacks' experience managing the Camano Center and her residency on Camano Island were important factors in his endorsement. District 3 comprises all of Camano Island and a section of North Whidbey, where Jacks' opponent, Republican ...

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:26:15 -0700

... preservation programs ever undertaken in the United States, the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) includes three projects in the Stanwood-Camano region. Among 11 project locations are Livingston Bay on Camano Island, ...

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