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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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Camano Island - Washington.

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2747 news items

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 23:56:15 -0700

Like many fire departments, Camano Island Fire and Rescue has struggled to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. People's lifestyles have changed over the past few decades, making it harder to commit to the extensive training required by state law.

KIRO Seattle

KIRO Seattle
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 19:03:45 -0700

A deputy was injured and a motorcyclist was killed—during a crash on Camano Island. The crash occurred Saturday night. Police say the motorcyclist crossed the center-line and struck the patrol car head-on. The deputy suffered non-life-threatening ...
Whidbey News-Times (subscription)
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:11:08 -0700

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a fatality accident on Camano Island Saturday that involved an Island County Sheriff's deputy. Stanwood resident Leonard Hooppaw, 43, was killed when his 1990 Harley Davidson FXSTC motorcycle struck a "fully ...

Sky Valley Chronicle

Sky Valley Chronicle
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:22:30 -0700

(STANWOOD, WA.) — Snohomish County and Camano Island residents who want to learn how they can protect and maintain and their shoreline property are invited to attend a free workshop Saturday Oct. 17. The workshop will be held at the Lake Goodwin ...
Whidbey News-Times (subscription)
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:13:14 -0700

Officials are not surprised that Whidbey Island is subsidizing Island Transit bus service on Camano Island. That, they say, is a result of the sales-tax model for funding government services and won't impact the allocation of service. “We are all ...

Curbed Seattle

Curbed Seattle
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:11:15 -0700

They're asking $424,500 for a tiny house, but it is waterfront on Camano Island's Tyee Beach, an island property that can sound quite remote, but is only a drive away. No ferry required. The house is tiny but the lot is a sizable 15,000 square feet. At ...
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:15:00 -0700

This year is light on elections in Snohomish and Island counties. Of the races on the ballot, most are uncontested. One notable exception is the county executive's office, where incumbent John Lovick faces challenger Dave Somers (see story on A9).
Stanwood Camano News
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:18:45 -0700

CIFR volunteers have historically lived on Camano Island and responded via pager notification. Under the new program, nonresident volunteers will be accepted into the recruit program and meet their response requirements by serving 12-hour shifts.

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