Guided Walk Schedule

Friends of Camano Island Parks (FOCIP) continues to host a series of Winter-Spring Walks for the public on Camano Island State Parks and Island County parks trails the first Saturday of the month November through June. FOCIP continues to carry out this tradition following the first year in 1995. Since that time, they have sponsored new parks, and constructed, maintained and enhanced the trails through its continuing stewardship program. All walks start at 9:45 AM and are completed by noon. See the unique features of each park and hear about the history of each acquisition.

Join FOCIP members and Backyard habitat stewards on these walks. The pace is moderate and adjusted for youngsters and adults. The walks take place rain or shine. Walks are cancelled if there is snow or extremely high winds. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothes for the weather and sturdy shoes or boots. There is no pass requirement for the State Park scheduled walks.

*****No dogs please for the safety of the walkers *****

2022 Winter Walks

SATURDAY, NOV. 5th: CAMA BEACH STATE PARK: Meet at 9:45 AM at Dry Lake Road Junction. You may access Dry Lake Road from Elger Bay Road just north of the Elger Bay School. Go west on Dry Lake Road to the Ivy Road cul-de-sac. We will walk downhill from here into the N.E. section of Cama on the Marine Loop, dropping to the Marine Loop Trail followed by the bluff trail and old entrance trail. A total of 2.7 miles. Shuttle service will be available for the return to Ivy. For those that may want to walk back up to Ivy the walk becomes 3.9 miles total.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3rd: ELGER BAY PRESERVE: ISL. CO. Meet at 9:45 AM at the junction of Elger Bay Road and Dry Lake Road just north of the Elger Bay Elementary School and Elger Bay Store. Park along the south side of the road. This is a fairly level trail with one 50 ft gain toward the middle of the walk. This beautiful signed Nature Trail section and a side trip to the beaver marsh platform are highlights of the walk. The walk is 2.5 miles round trip.

2023 Winter - Spring Walks

SATURDAY, JAN. 7th : CAMANO ISLAND STATE PARK: Meet at 9:45 AM at the picnic shelter near the boat ramp. A park pass is not required. A temporary one is provided by FOCIP. The walk includes 2 elevation gains of about 50 ft. with the rest of the walk having some short rises and downs. The trail is 2.6 miles long with excellent views of Saratoga Passage and Elger Bay including a walk through a beautiful “fern grotto” and ravine.

SATURDAY, FEB. 4th: CAMANO RIDGE FOREST PRESERVE: Meet at 9:45 AM at the Camano Ridge West entrance parking located on Camano Ridge Road, which is accessed from either East or West Camano Drive. Take either East or West to Camano Island Road to turn South on Camano Ridge Road. Or take either East or West to Camano Hill Road uphill to turn on Camano Ridge Road. Drive about 1 mile to the parking lot that is located on the East side of Camano Ridge Road. There is a road sign to the trail parking lot. The nearly 2.4 miles will include the East and West Loops plus the Wetland Trail. The trails are generally level with a few short ups and downs.