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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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6395 news items

Houston Chronicle

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:26:15 -0800

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Camano Island family that runs a popular zip-line tour has earned another kind of recognition. The Kristoferson family has been named Washington Wildlife Farmer of the Year by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the ...

Bend Bulletin

Bend Bulletin
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:03:45 -0800

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. — There was talk of a splashing storm on the horizon, with a sunny morning masking the stiff winds to come. And still I came. I visited Cama Beach State Park in late November, well past the season of beach balls and sandals.
HeraldNet (blog)
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0800

CAMANO ISLAND— A 71-year-old Camano Island man died Thursday night after his Saturn Vue struck a Volkswagen EuroVan about five miles west of Stanwood. Three people in the van suffered serious injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0800

Camano Center's New Year's Eve Black and White Ball begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 and continues until midnight at 606 Arrowhead Road, on Camano Island. Call 387-0222 to reserve a spot. Tangoheart will perform at Camano Center, Jan. 11, 7 - 9 ...
HeraldNet (blog)
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:26:15 -0800

CAMANO ISLAND — A 15-year-old girl injured in a Dec. 11 car crash near Hanstad Road has been released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A 45-year-old woman and an 11-year-old boy injured in that crash were in satisfactory condition.

The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:01:57 -0800

Turn west on Highway 532 and drive about 6 miles toward Stanwood/Camano Island. Once in Stanwood, continue west 4.5 miles to the “Y” junction of East Camano and North Camano drives. Bear left onto East Camano Drive, which becomes Elger Bay Road ...

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:18:45 -0800

19, when Camano Island Fire and Rescue firefighters visit Camaloch, Onamac, Madrona, Mabana, Vista, Timothy, and Country Club, 6-9 p.m. While firefighters will be handing out candy to children, they are also accepting any donations of canned goods and ...
HeraldNet (blog)
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:03:45 -0800

CAMANO ISLAND — A 15-year-old Camano Island girl remained in intensive care Monday at Harborview Medical Center after Thursday night's crash near Hanstad Road. The girl was one of three people injured when the van they were in collided with ...

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