Cypress Island

Cypress Island, one of many islands in the San Juan archipelago of Washington state, has a land area of about 5,500 acres, and a population of less than 50 people. For the most part, the Island has been left in its natural state, 90% covered by forest and featuring a park, a couple of lakes including 7-acre Cypress Lake, and a system of inter-connected, volunteer-maintained trails.

Nearly 5000 acres across the Island are protected as a conservation area by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, with more than 1000 fragile acres set aside as a Natural Area Preserve. Some areas of the Island allow for low-impact public use.

No public ferry connects to Cypress and the only way to visit is by private boat. It is a popular stop for kayakers and boaters, who make use of the Island's rustic camp sites.

Click the following links to read about some of the other San Juan Islands. Jump to Lopez Island Washington, Orcas Island Washington, Crane Island, Sentinel Island, Yellow Island, Canoe Island, Pender Island, Guemes Island, Lummi Island Washington, Saturna Island, Sinclair Island, or Strawberry Island.

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