National Historic Park
English Camp National Historic Park is the former encampment of the British Royal Marines during the San Juan boundary dispute of the 1800's (Park placard tells the story of the Pig War, photograph below). English Camp has both historical and present day appeal.
You will find a formal garden enclosed within a white picket fence, the original 1859 blockhouse (pictured here), a gravel beach, and a large lawn area, which is home to a population of geese -- so, watch your step! There are some interesting old buildings and ruins on the property, as well. The photo below is a detail of an old brick wall just above the grassy field area.
Get a look at some of the other parks on the Islands: Lime Kiln Park, San Juan Island Family Park, San Juan Island Skate Park, San Juan County Park, American Camp, and Moran State Park.
Return to Washington State Parks from English Camp National Historic Park OR Return to Simply San Juan.