Details for Jones Island North

Jones Island North

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 24 reviews

Address Jones Island, WA


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Jones Island is a WA State Marine park. Setting has a dock and anchorage.


The muddy trail to the other side of the island has been updated with gravel and widen. Very nice walk to the south beach.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Docks are removed Oct-Mar.


Enter from the north, keeping clear of rocks to the east. There is a marked reef at the northeast entrance to North Cove and several unmarked, but charted rocks along the southeastern shore.





Tide & current additional info

If predictions call for a northerly wind this cove can get 2-3 ft. waves all the way to the shore, making for an uncomfortable mooring.


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - YES

Additional info: New dock construction should be complete. Beware of the racoons. They will enter any unsecure space of your boat in search of food and are not easily deterred.

New docks are in (2011) along with new bathrooms on shore. Last 20 feet of the dock is dinghy only.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: 128 linear feet of dock. Moorage fees are charge year round from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. All boaters must register upon arrival. Boats rafted to another boat, on a park facility, must also pay the appropriate fee.


Transient: 7
Total: 7
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Mooring buoys are $10.00 per night.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Water is available from a well.

Dinghy access

Yes - There is marked dinghy dock access at the closest in point on the eastern side of the dock.

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: On the island.

Disability access

Launch service


Pump out









Yes - Two composting toilets.











Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

No - Verizon poor to no service, same with ATT.

Boat ramp availability




Other services

No other services.


Hiking trails and scenic views.

Reviews for Jones Island North
new docks and we really enjoyed this place, 2017-08-24
Captain: , everett, wa (355)

There is a new looking aluminum dock but space fills up fast. there is room for 5 or so 32 foot boats. 4 mooring bouys on the north side and I think 3 on the south. they also fill quickly. on the north side there is lots of anchorage room, but I witnessed numerous boats with poor anchoring procedures. Shore tied anchoring in the cove would allow more room and reduce the chance of swinging collisions. there is no water available on the island presently and likely for the season due to vandalism. Lots of tiny friendly deer. Close up things at night to keep the racoon's out. Be sure to hike some or all of the trails with your camera. You can't beat the visuals.

4 mooring balls in North, 3 in South, 2017-07-06
Captain: , Hailey, Idaho (50)

Great place to visit, heed the racoon warnings in other reviews. As of June 2017 there were 4 balls in the north cove and 3 in the south, so when people say "7 mooring balls" they're really referring to the whole island. Plenty of depth at the dock for sailboats even at a minus tide (and outer end of dock we had 12 feet under us at a zero tide).

A Must Stop, 2017-05-28
Captain: , La Crosse, WI (941)

We tied to a mooring buoy and dinghied into shore. Some wave action from passing boats. Great hiking trails to the south harbor. Another trail leads east around the perimeter of the island back to the north harbor. Sit for a while and the deer will come to you.

stern tie possible, 2017-01-08
Captain: , Shileshole, WA (150)

This was a decent place to stern tie for a 50' boat. Anchored just south of the buoys, east of the dock and ran a line around a tree on shore. A very peaceful night. This has the advantage of placing the bow north facing into the occassional wake

Nice quiet place, 2016-05-14
Captain: , Whittier Alaska (839)

We were lucky to get space on the dock. The Island has some nice hiking, beach searching for sea glass or watch a great sunset. Don't be surprised by the deer.

Amazing Island, 2016-02-01
Captain: , FT. COLLINS (138)

We anchored in about 30' of water outside of the mooring balls, but this should be avoided due to the eel grass. There is good holding inside the moorings and closer to the dock (which is removed in the winter). Excellent hiking with true "old growth" cedar and spruce. facilities are very good also with composting toilets and great dinghy beach. Good cell coverage (we have AT&T). Excellent protection from wind and currents. Exposed to the west to wind and wake. There are many WA State Park mooring buoys.

Very nice!!, 2015-05-27
Captain: , Seattle (505)

We got the last one of four (new) buoys on a week day and spent a completely calm night. First time here. Hiked the island, but mostly enjoyed the serenity in the bay. I'll be back.

great place, 2014-08-25
Captain: , Ellensburg, WA (72)

However, Mooring buoys seem to be disappearing. Only 3 left.

Beware of aggressive raccoons, 2014-08-04
Captain: , snohomish (30)

Wonderful marine state park, unfortunately raccoons have become a severe problem. We had all food, etc, inside locked plastic boxes, inside boat cabin with us. Raccoons two or three were trying to pry hatch open beyond the inch it was open to get into our boat. Yelling, shining flashlight did not discourage them to leave. I extended boat hook and convinced them to leave, but as soon as I went back into cabin they were back on boat. Next day grabbed buoy as soon as available

Great little spot, 2013-05-22
Captain: , Anacortes, WA (51)

This little bay has a small dock and several park bouys to moor. the island has a perimiter trail that you can walk in less than an hour. There is a much shorter trail through to the South side, where typically you will see kayakers who have set up camp for the nite. Since Jones is next to a well traveled route, it can fill up quickly. The bay is open a bit to the North, so I prefer to stay there in either settled or Southerly conditions are predicted. It's less than a mile to Deer Harbor if you can muster a dinghy ride for simple supplies/groceries (including beer & wine). great quaint spot!

Cozy place to anchor, but..., 2012-10-19
Captain: , Bainbridge Island, WA (268)

This is one of our favorite places to stay the night. A small dock that will hold 5-6 boats, a number of park buoys, and of course your anchors.

If you tie up to the dock, just remember the local racoons will often hop on your boat during the night and make a lot of noises and can keep you awake, and you will wake up to many tiny footprints all over your deck.

One down side of this small bay is that it is wide open to the boat traffic outside of the bay. So if a boat passes by and kick up a decent wake, the wake will continue straight into the bay. It can be nasty especially if you are rafted, so use lots of big fenders.

Beautiful Island, 2012-10-17
Captain: , Bozeman, MT (740)

Jones is wonderful place to visit, unspoiled and beautiful. Wonderful hike around the island with great views, tide pools, and tiny deer.

Great Park, 2012-06-25
Captain: , Port Angeles, WA (110)

Good location for overnight while transiting the San Juans. Get a bouy early in-season. You may need to tighten up a bit on your line to the bouy. Boats can swing a bit close.

Beware the Evil Racoons!, 2012-06-21
Captain: , Saint Louis (50)

Rafted up next to a friend who was tied to the dock. In the night racoons came down the dock and crossed over to our boat. One fell in the companionway while we were sleeping - caused one hell of a ruckus! Our captain chased the racoon out, and we put in hatch boards, but could hear them scampering along the deck the rest of the night. If you dock, close everything! If you are anchored and see striped creatures heading your way in a dinghy, get ready to whack them with a boat hook!

Absolutely unbelievable!, 2012-04-24
Captain: , Novelty, WA (214)

WOW! We grabbed a bouy and took the kids ashore for lunch and beach exploration, and then walked over to the south side. What a neat neat neat island. Great facilities. I can see that anchoring here (not recommended) in a north wind would be rough/scary. Being on a bouy for the night might be a little tight, but it was NICE. We will be back- I figure its likely packed often during the summer months, but the limited bouys and dock space means it should rarely be crowded. Was really worth the stop- just the neatest little place!

Jones Island North -- Spend the day!, 2011-08-08
Captain: , Newport (44)

Very swirly winds and water the day we anchored for the afternoon. Tide came in huge and we had to re-anchor twice. Nice spot to stop for lunch and let the kids fish. Watch that wind however!

New dock and ramps are in!, 2011-04-10
Captain: , Anacortes, WA (312)

The new dock and ramps have been installed and construction is complete. This is a very nice improvement compared to the old dock. The new dock has been upgraded to ADA standards and allows for wheel chairs to access the island with shallow grades and ramps. This is a very popular island. Arrive early for dock space. State park bouys are available.

Fills up fast, 2011-02-20
Captain: , Newport, WA (327)

We tried several times to get in last summer, but all the spots were full every time.

Put Jones Island on your short list, 2011-01-30
Captain: , Portland (445)

This place is my favorite. For many years we have been making Jones part or our cruise plan. The deer are a little smaller here and very friendly, my children never fail to hand feed them. One time a deer met me at waters edge when I dinghyed to shore. I know they are begging and experts say to leave wild animals alone, but food is plentiful and like it or not the deer have become tame as pets. Tide pooling is great and safe, the kids can entertain themselves for days. Hiking around Island is easy with lots of great views. Jones has running water at top of ramp and wheel chair accessible composting toilets. Many times there will be an empty shoreside campsite we borrow for a evening campfire and find other boaters eagerly join in. The dock has a designated dinghy area where I've seen dinghys rafted four deep. I've seen Otters but not Raccoons so far. I can't say enough good things about Jones, see you there.

Small Cove- Nice surroundings, 2010-09-13
Captain: , Vancouver,WA. (25)

This is a very small cove with only 6 or 7 mooring buoys and 75' of dock space. This cove is also used by many kayakers. Wath out for northerly winds that can cause 2-3 ft waves rolling in all the way to the shore. Makes for an uncomfortable moorage when this occurs. Nice hiking to be found.

Beautiful and quiet San Juans stopover, 2009-09-04
Captain: , Alameda, CA (89)

Snug anchorage with good shore access. Good hiking and great views. Facilities are well-maintained by the parks people. Not many people opt for this island so it tends to be quiet.

Jones Is., 2007-09-16
Captain: , Olympia (1435)

Many years ago a fierce NW wind blew all the trees down at the head of the dock. It was a mess. Looks like now the place is coming back. Very crowded though during the summer.

N. Jones Island, 2007-04-19
Captain: , Anacortes, WA (30)

This is a well protected (from all but north winds) small anchorage. Aprox 8 buoys, and 75' dock. Usually full during the week-ends during boating season. Several capsites on the beach area.

Jones Island, 2007-02-13
Captain: , Roosevelt Lake, AZ (1)

Small Bay with some dock space. Fair holding for anchoring.

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