Photo of a person walking an on leash dog in deep woods
Don't forget to B.A.R.K.! This pup is proudly wearing a leash on the Bell Point Loop Trail

Kim Karu


Guidelines for dog owners visiting San Juan Island National Historical Park:

Bag your pet's poop

Pet owners are responsible for removing pet waste from all areas in the park including campgrounds, picnic areas, parking lots, roads, pet-friendly trails, and other developed areas.

Always wear a leash

Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet.

Respect wildlife

Pets can harass or harm wildlife by making noise or scaring wildlife away.

Know where you can go

Leashed pets are permitted in parking lots, picnic areas, roads, and trails.

Pets should not be left unattended. Summer heat poses a threat to pets left in vehicles.

Certified guide animals are an exception to these rules and may accompany their owner to all park locations.

  • A man forages for mussels with a blue plastic bag and is wearing rainboots and a baseball hat

    Did you know that you can forage for seafood or fruit at American Camp and English Camp? Learn more!

  • Reenactors helping themselves to a buffet of historically accurate foods.
    Eating and Sleeping

    Learn more about lodging, camping, and restaurants in our community

  • photo of a woman seen from behind kayaking in the ocean
    Kayaking on San Juan Island

    Sea Kayaking allows you to enjoy San Juan Island and the waters of the Salish Sea. Find out what you need to know before hitting the water

Last updated: February 9, 2024

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 429
Friday Harbor, WA 98250


360 378-2240

Contact Us