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Yellow Island Preserve

Puget Sound and Islands > San Juan Islands
48.5918, -123.0313 Map & Directions
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Coast

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Yellow Island Preserve is an island in the San Juan archipelago. The entire island is a preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy, and luckily for us, visitors are allowed between 10 am and 4 pm. Continue reading

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Hiking Yellow Island Preserve

Yellow Island Preserve is an island in the San Juan archipelago. The entire island is a preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy, and luckily for us, visitors are allowed from 10 am to 4 pm. It represents a unique hiking opportunity because the island is small enough to be explored in one visit. The only access to the preserve is in a private boat or kayak; the closest port serviced by public ferry is on Orcas Island.

The abundance of native grasses and wildflowers make this park a rare ecological gem, and attracts some special species of birds as well. This is a fragile area so visitors are asked to take special care by not bringing any pets or food onto the island. It’s always best practice to stay on trail, and that rule is especially true here.

Yellow Island Preserve

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5918, -123.0313 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

The preserve can only be accessed by private boat or kayak. The nearest public ferry dock is on Orcas Island, which can be reached from Anacortes.

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Puget Sound and Islands > San Juan Islands

The Nature Conservancy

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Yellow Island Preserve

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