Burrows Island

Anacortes, Washington 98221

Burrows Island

Burrows Island Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Burrows Island Reviews

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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.
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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Trail Information

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Moderate to Difficult
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Part Day To Overnight.
Spring to Fall
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.
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Jul 2018