Burrows Island

Anacortes, Washington

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The paddling at Burrows Island is interesting and exhilarating with both sheer rock and lively currents. Ashore you will find an abandoned US Coast Guard light station perched on a cliff on the west side. Hike beyond the station to steep grassy shorelines or climb the hill above for a spectacular view of southern Rosario Strait. There’s a secluded Cascadia Marine Trail campsite on the east side of the island in a small cove with great tide pooling nearby.
Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands

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Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands

by Rob Casey (The Mountaineers Books)

The paddling at Burrows Island is interesting and exhilarating with both sheer rock and lively currents. Ashore you will find an abandoned US Coast Guard light station perched on a cliff on the west side.

Hike beyond the station to steep grassy shorelines or climb the hill above for a spectacular view of southern Rosario Strait. There’s a secluded Cascadia Marine Trail campsite on the east side of the island in a small cove with great tide pooling nearby.

© 2012 Rob Casey/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Anacortes
Distance: 6
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Part Day To Overnight.
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: SeaTrails Wa 001; Noaa charts 18423 SC or 18421 (both 1:80,000), or 18427 (1:25,000); rosario Strait current tables with corrections for the Burrows lsland–Fidalgo Head area.
Driving Directions: Directions to Burrows Island

Recent Trail Reviews

9/3/2007
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Clark Island is a great way to enter the San Juans by kayak without shelling out too much dough for the ferries. The biggest thing to be careful of is the timing of the currents. In particular, the current pushes very hard southward around Point Lawrence when the water is ebbing.


5/2/2003
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This is one of my favorite Islands in the San Juans. Very few people with limited camping because of past winter storms, make this island a more secluded feeling than other spots in the area. My trip started at the Guemes ferry terminal in anacortes with the first night spent at pelican beach on cypress island. Ride the flood north across Rosario Strait, use caution rounding point lawrence. Several tide rips in the area. If you need a break there are only rocky beaches usually with surf landings SW of the point. There is an abundance of marine life on and around clark island especially the sisters rocks. Awesome spot highly recomend



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