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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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Curbed Seattle

Curbed Seattle
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700

... are no curtains because there was no way for anyone to see in. Maybe it is a house that is waiting to be lived in. · 3824 Palm Ln, Camano [Zillow] Written by Tom Trimbath. +-. Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap. Tiles courtesy MapQuest · Camano Island.
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:01:40 -0700

Choosing a resident of Camano Island for District 3 commissioner is a priority. The other island in the county is well represented by two fine commissioners. Whidbey is guaranteed two commissioners. Camano Island is guaranteed none.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 00:11:42 -0800

The nonprofit community center hosts educational and recreational events on Camano Island, with a focus on senior activities. It is next to the elementary school that will base lesson plans on the new solar power system.
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:03:45 -0800

With two kids and 21 years of marriage between them, the Crouches run Show and Tell Family Projects, a faith-based theater program on Camano Island. All of their shows are family friendly and designed to provide young people with a creative way to ...
South Whidbey Record (subscription)
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -0800

Public outcry over the loss of view from Cascade Avenue, which has sweeping views of Saratoga Passage, Camano Island and the Cascade Mountains, stalled progress on the project earlier this year. “I believe this is a better alternative given the fact ...

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:37:30 -0800

Samantha Carlson and Ryan Opel were married July 26 in his parent's backyard on Camano Island, and they took their honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas. They now reside in Lynnwood. Parents of the couple are Lynn Carlson and Suzanne Leonelli, Centerville ...

Stanwood Camano News

Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:48:45 -0800

Stanwood-Camano Island Rotary students of the quarter were recognized last week, chosen by their respective teachers and staff. (L to R) Jack Henry and Elizabeth Stubblefield, Saratoga School; Emmalee Murry and Antonio “Tony” Sanchez-Racine, Elger ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:03:45 -0800

The Stanwood-Camano Island Rotary Club on Nov. 12 recognized outstanding students from Saratoga School, Elger Bay Elementary School and Stanwood High School. These students were recognized for their scholastic ability, leadership, enthusiasm, ...

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