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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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230 news items

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:07:59 -0700

Schick comes to Camano Island from Louisville, Colo. where he worked as the deputy chief of the Louisville Fire Protection Unit. Schick started at the bottom, volunteering for a local fire station at the insistence of his son. After a decade of working ...
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:13:33 -0700

“Talk about building from the ground up,” said Chuck Durland, the foundation's development director. “He had this vision for saving the schoolhouse and creating this community gathering place and preserving the history of Camano Island.” ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Luncheon meeting set: The Camano Island Women's Republican Club luncheon meeting will be held noon Tuesday at Lost Lake Clubhouse, 1469 Lake Drive, Camano Island. Rep. Dave Hayes and Island County Commissioner candidate Rick Hannold, will ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:52:30 -0700

She enjoys painting with the Roaming Artists because they guide her to find unique landscapes and learn about the history of the Camano Island area, as well as interacting with the people. Along with the Roaming Artists, she is a member of Camano Arts ...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Camano Island Women's Republican Club: Next luncheon meeting is at 12 p.m. Sept. 23 (fourth Tuesday) at the Lost Lake Clubhouse, 1469 Lake Drive, Camano Island. Guest speakers are Rep. Dave Hayes and Island County Commissioner candidate Rick ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700

The fifth in a series that started with “Original Finish,” the book is published by Gunter's Flying Pig Publications on Camano Island and printed in the U.S.A. by Ingram Books. A work of fiction, there are many familiar references inspired by Gunter's ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Mark Brylinski, of Camano Island, snapped this image of a crescent moon from his Madrona home on the west side of Camano Island on Wednesday, Sept. 3, about 10 p.m. Brylinski used a Nikon camera and took the shot on a manual setting, using no ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:40:38 -0700

Artist Danny Koffman, of Camano Island, designed the Flag of Peace and Freedom in 1987. It has flown in 32 countries and now flies over Camano Island in its new permanent home at Freedom Park (Terry's Corner) on Camano Island. The new installation ...

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