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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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273 news items

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 ...

Whidbey News-Times (subscription)

Whidbey News-Times (subscription)
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:07:30 -0700

A primary concern for some Camano Island residents was that they didn't think they were being properly represented by Emerson, a Camano Island resident. “It's been years since our commissioners have worked together for all the people of Island County,” ...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

Wednesday's event is part of the organization's educational Backyard Wildlife Habitat program. Val Schroeder, who wrote “Exploring Camano Island: A History and Guide,” will share her knowledge of the island and its parks. The event also celebrates the ...

South Whidbey Record (subscription)

South Whidbey Record (subscription)
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:03:45 -0700

“We soundly reject the notion that the District 3 commissioner must come from Camano Island,” the county GOP's news releases stated. “It's certainly not a correct legal argument. All voters select commissioners in the general election, regardless of ...

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Dennis and Anita Newman of Camano Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystal Newman, to Luke Salmon of Edmonds. The bride-elect is a Stanwood High School graduate of 2002. She earned a business degree at the University of ...
Tillamook Headlight Herald
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:23:36 -0700

From 1937 until the McLanes moved to Camano Island on the north Puget Sound about 1943, the Deans and the McLanes lived just a few blocks apart. They lived on Kenyon Street and Empire Way and the Deans lived at the south end of Seward Park ...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Camano Island Women's Republican Club: Next luncheon meeting is at 12 p.m. Oct. 28 (fourth Tuesday) at the Lost Lake Clubhouse, 1469 Lake Drive, Camano Island. Lunch is $2. More info: Linda Navarre, 360-387-5886 or crab.e.mike.@gmail.com.

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