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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]
  • Art by the Bay, The Stanwood–Camano Festival of Art and Music (July) [5]
  • The Stanwood Camano Community Fair (August) [6]
  • The Harvest Jubilee (Sept) [7]
  • The AAUW Art for Education Show (October)
  • The Stanwood–Camano Chili & Chowder Cookoff (November) [8]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:03:45 -0800

Volunteers Susan Holmes (left) and Margaret Brooks share a lighter moment Tuesday when Brooks finds a fancy red hat and pops it momentarily onto her head while working with donated clothing in a room at the Second Chance Thrift Shop on Camano ...
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:19:10 -0800

The well-known painter will welcome the public to see his new paintings from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at his Camano Island studio. “This is the weekend between the football games,” said Gunter, a big Seahawks fan. “This is the first legit art ...
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:07:50 -0800

About 10 years ago, the Army Corps upgraded a section of Camano Island to FEMA's stringent V rating — high velocity flood zone. The theory was, if it happened once, it could happen again, Nelson said.
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:03:02 -0800

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Camano Island Parks, which typically hosts free public presentations on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, people can call 360-387-2236 or email camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.
Whidbey News-Times (subscription)
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:03:45 -0800

The new board met last Friday for the first time this year and adopted an ambitious plan that includes a serious look into charging fares on busses and even a discussion about working with another transit agency to take over service on Camano Island.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:12:23 -0800

Second-grade teacher Diane Wood isn't quite alone Tuesday when she dons her beloved Green Bay Packers' Cheesehead gear in her classroom at Utsalady Elementary on Camano Island. Outside her classroom window are fellow school staff Susan Koetje ...
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:03:45 -0800

The 10th annual GroundFrog Day event is set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at First Street and Avenue A in downtown Snohomish. There will be farcical and fun activities along with the traditional frognostication by Snohomish Slew, the area's only official ...
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:03:45 -0800

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project plans to teach people about common animals found in Snohomish and Island counties Saturday. The presentation starts at 1 p.m. in the Whale Room and store at Cama Beach State Park.

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