Sucia Island State Park is made up of several small islands, Sucia Island and Little Sucia being the largest. There are two small private islands which are not part of the park. There are lots of great trails to walk on. The only population there are the park staff who maintain the park. It’s a popular destination in the San Juan Islands so there were people there, however this time of the year it isn’t too busy. The park has a “pack it in – pack it out” policy, and has some nice amenities: composting toilets, campsites with fire pits and picnic benches, and potable water.

Fossil Bay
It’s a beautiful day in May (2010) and we sail to Sucia Island State Park, a 564-acre marine park in Washington. Here is the entrance to Fossil Bay.

Park trail
One of the Park’s many trails.

campsite
Picnic shelter, which can be reserved for groups.

Fox Cove
Fox Cove, it’s shallow at low tide!

Fossil bay
Looking down from a hiking trail at one of the docks in Fossil Bay.

Fossil Bay
Haefen moored in Fossil Bay.

Canada Geese
Canada Geese and goslings in Fossil Bay. Some of the boaters can’t resist the tempation to feed them, so they’ll approach any boat.

park trail
Park trail.

Echo Bay
Another view of Echo Bay.

Echo Bay
Anchored in Echo Bay, looking at Jeff in our dinghy.

north beach
No dock in Echo Bay so we carried the dinghy to a point where we can tie her up. The tide is coming in.

campsite
Campsite.

schooner
Schooner Zodiac arrived in the late afternoon.

cliff
Hiking trail alongside Echo Bay.

Fossil Bay
One of the docks in Fossil Bay.

camp site
Campsite built especially for disabled persons.

cabin
Adirondack cabin, $23 a night. There are fees to camp, dock, and tie to the mooring buoys. Fees are used to maintain the park.

park trail
Park trail.

Fossil Bay
Haefen moored in Fossil Bay

cliff
Not much room between the trail and the cliff edge.

dock
The docks are steep at low tide!

Haefen
Haefen anchored in Echo Bay.

Boundary Pass
Boundary Pass, from a cliff on the northwestern side of the island.

Echo Bay
Echo Bay, with Mount Baker and the Cascade Mountains in the background.

campsite
Campsite at Echo Bay.

Haefen
Haefen anchored in Echo Bay.

schooner
Schooner Zodiac at anchor in Echo Bay.

sunset
Sunset in Fossil Bay.
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