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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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198 news items

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 ...


Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:13:28 -0700

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — An 80-year-old passenger killed in small plane crash in Lake Stevens on Saturday was identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office Monday night as Robert L. Elder of Camano Island. The Snohomish County ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:38:35 -0700

Former Stanwood resident, Phillip Sheridan Ferris, exchanged wedding vows with Brenda Grace Rutter on Sept. 28, 2013, in Chilliwack, BC. Phil and Brenda Ferris are making their home in Chilliwack. (“Whatever our souls are made of, yours and mine are ...
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, 29 Sep 2014 16:37:30 -0700

On Saturday afternoon, Robert L. Elder, 80, of Camano Island was killed and another man was critically injured after a small plane went down in the Getchell area. Elder was a passenger. The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. at Frontier Airpark north ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:11:15 -0700

Camano Island, Two new 2 BD apt units w/expansive views. icon Updated: 6:00 am. Camano Island, 2BD/2BA, all appl, deck & patio, single garage. icon Updated: 6:00 am. South end Camano, 2001 manufactured home. 2bdrm, 2ba, 2 den. icon Updated: ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:06:53 -0700

But she gives partial credit to Camano Island Coffee Company for scouting her out and bringing up the idea of opening up on Camano. “At first I didn't even know where Camano Island was!” she laughs. But after taking a day trip to the area one sunny ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:52:30 -0700

Prizes include a limited edition print by Camano Island artist Susan Cohen Thompson. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance at Movement Arts in Stanwood or at the event. For a full schedule of events and information on the presenters and exhibitors ...

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