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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)
  • The Harvest Jubilee (Sept) [9]
  • The AAUW Art for Education Show (October)
  • The Stanwood–Camano Chili & Chowder Cookoff (November) [10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Phillips, James W. (1971). Washington State Place Names. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-95158-3. 
  2. ^ "Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival". Snowgoosefest. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  3. ^ "The Camano Island Mother's Day Art Studio Tour". Camanoarts.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  4. ^ "The Spring Art Show". Stanwoodcamanoarts.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  5. ^ "Annual Events". Ci.stanwood.wa.us. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Art by the Bay". Artbythebay.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Third Annual Vintage Trailer Show". Stanwoodcamanofair.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  8. ^ "Stanwood-Camano Community Fair". Stanwoodcamanofair.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  9. ^ "Harvest Jubilee". Harvestjubilee.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  10. ^ "Camano Island Chamber of Commerce". Cmanoisland.org. Retrieved 2015-04-29. 

External links[edit]

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6871 news items

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:11:15 -0800

Camano Island Fire and Rescue released its call report for the last three months of 2015. In October, CIFR responded to 103 medical calls, three motor vehicle accidents, seven fire alarms, six residential fires, one marine call, six service calls, six ...

The Register-Guard

The Register-Guard
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 23:20:58 -0800

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. — There's a lot to love about Camano Island. The hard part, for many visitors, is to figure out where it is. Just an hour's travel north of Seattle, the heavily wooded, 22-mile-long key nestles between larger Whidbey Island and ...

The News Tribune

The News Tribune
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:26:15 -0800

WHERE: Cama Beach and Camano Island state parks, Camano Island. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE: Participants will find new caches and can enter a chance to win one of three hand-blown glass balls or perhaps find some hidden within the park. From noon-6 ...


Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:20:04 -0800

7, when his car hit a patch of black ice and skidded off the road and into a tree along North Sunrise Boulevard on Camano Island. Another car had slipped off the road in the other direction shortly before and the driver called 911. First responders ...

HeraldNet (blog)

HeraldNet (blog)
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:04:45 -0800

Windermere Real Estate in Camano Island has been honored by the state of Washington for its extensive commitment to community. Secretary of State Kim Wyman presented Windermere Real Estate/CIR owners Randy and Marla Heagle with an honor roll ...


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:03:45 -0800

The glass quest starts Friday and continues until Feb. 21. During the 10-day quest, plastic clue balls are hidden at businesses and parks around Stanwood and Camano Island. Anyone who finds a clue ball can trade it in for a handblown glass float ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:18:45 -0800

The deadline is coming soon for white-page listings and yellow-page advertisements to appear in Stanwood and Camano Island's local telephone directory, published by the Stanwood Camano News. “Don't miss your chance to appear in the phonebook that ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:15:22 -0800

To rent: separate bed & bath, shared kitchen, Camano Island. icon Updated: 6:02 am. Washers/Dryers, FREE cable, TV, garbage included in all units. Call. icon Updated: 6:02 am. Reasonably priced house or apt. in Stwd area w/ room. icon posted: February ...

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