Visit Camano Island State Park hotels and you have access to the area's hiking trails, which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding islands and the lush green mainland. Several hiking trails within the park make up the Camano Island State Park Loop Trails, covering many of the best sights.
Take the short climb up to the West Rim Loop Trail, a 2.6mi. path which has some of the clearest views of the Olympic Mountains and the Saratoga Passage.
The 3mi. South Rim Trail winds its ways around the southern coast of Camano Island, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to Mount Rainier on neighboring Whidbey Island.
Follow the 4.6mi. hiking route which heads north from Camano Island State Park to Cama Beach State Park, a resort dating from the 1930s with stunning views of the Saratoga Passage, a stretch of water between Camano Island and Whidbey Island.
Named after the first ranger at Camano Island State Park, the Al Emerson Nature Trail follows a half-mile trail through the lush forest.
Stay in Camano Island State Park cabins and children of all ages can enjoy many of the other outdoor activities on offer in the area.
There are a number of pleasant sandy beaches on the western coast of Camano Island, both in Camano Island State Park and in the neighboring Cama Beach State Park where you can enjoy using the bathing facilities which have been on the island since the 1930s.
Many locals enjoy sailing in Puget Sound, and there are plenty of companies which offer sailing charters, allowing visitors to enjoy the views of Camano Island State Park from the water.
Hiking around the island is a great way to spot the local wildlife, including the wide variety of seabirds. Summer programs include guided nature walks with the local rangers, who will help you spot some of the rarer species.
Rent some fishing equipment and try your hand at saltwater fishing, or the more unusual pastime of crabbing - catching local crabs with nets and buckets. You may even be lucky enough to catch something to cook for dinner on the firepits at the Camano Island State Park cabins.