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Guemes Mountain Conservation Area
This work party starts at 8:30AM
Fantastic new trail under construction project in the San Juan Islands. Help make this new trail a reality and enjoy some of the best views to be found from the San Juans. Camping is available if you would like to make this a weekend get-a-way to this sleepy little island, or take the short ferry ride over (and back) just for the day.
The Guemes Mountain Conservation Area was protected by an unprecedented partnership between Skagit Land Trust, San Juan Preservation Trust, and the residents of Guemes Island. Guemes Mountain is the highest point on Guemes Island, and features stunning views of the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker, the North Cascades, and the Skagit flats. The mountain features a unique prairie habitat with a wide variety of flowering flora, small areas of wetlands and maturing forest. The 70-acre Guemes Mountain Conservation Area is at the center of a larger 534-acre area of protected private and public lands (see map). The protection of Guemes Mountain has ensured that this scenic location is maintained in a natural state for the public to enjoy.
Camping: Camping area (a flat grassy spot) next to Schoolhouse Park on Guemes is available on those two weekends in September. The facilities are pretty basic – a big open field for camping and a porta-potty. The GPS coordinates for the camping area are: 48.54984, -122.62355