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Washington State Island High Points

Excluding Lake/River Islands

RankIslandPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
CountyIsol-KmAscent Date
1.Orcas IslandMount Constitution734San Juan34.4 
2.Camano IslandCamano Island High Point180Island19.0 
3.San Juan IslandMount Dallas332San Juan18.8 
4.Fidalgo IslandMount Erie388Skagit13.1 
5.Cypress IslandCypress Island High Point465Skagit12.0 
6.Lummi IslandLummi Peak507Whatcom11.5 
7.Stuart IslandTiptop Hill198San Juan9.7 
8.Bainbridge IslandToe Jam Hill130Kitsap8.7 
9.Vashon-Maury IslandsMaury Island High Point150King8.0 
10.Guemes IslandGuemes Island High Point210Skagit7.3 
11.Whidbey IslandWhidbey Island High Point162Island6.5 
12.Ika IslandIka Island High Point143Skagit6.0 
13.Sucia IslandSucia Island High Point68San Juan6.0 
14.Hartstene IslandHartstene Island High Point81Mason5.8 
15.Lopez IslandLopez Hill163San Juan5.7 
16.Spieden IslandSpieden Island High Point116San Juan5.6 
17.Blakely IslandBlakely Peak318San Juan5.3 
18.Blake IslandBlake Island High Point68Kitsap5.0 
19.Anderson IslandAnderson Island High Point94Pierce4.7 
20.Henry IslandHenry Island High Point93San Juan4.4 
21.Hat Island (Gedney Island)Hat-Gedney Island High Point82Snohomish4.1 
22.Vendovi IslandVendovi Island High Point103Skagit4.0 
23.Shaw IslandBen Nevis117San Juan4.0 
24.McNeil IslandHyde Point Head101Pierce3.8 
25.Waldron IslandDisney Mountain187San Juan3.8 
26.Burrows IslandBurrows Island High Point197Skagit3.6 
27.Indian-Marrowstone IslandJorgenson Hill106Jefferson3.4 
28.Decatur IslandSan Elmo Hill168San Juan3.4 
29.Portage IslandPortage Island High Point64Whatcom3.1 
30.Sinclair IslandSinclair Island High Point84Skagit2.8 
31.Hat IslandHat Island High Point82Skagit2.7 
32.Fox IslandFox Island High Point113Pierce2.3 
33.Frost IslandFrost Island High Point70San Juan2.2 
34.Ozette IslandOzette Island High Point68Clallam2.1 
35.Long IslandLong Island High Point84Pacific2.0 
36.East Bodelteh IslandEast Bodelteh Island High Point62Clallam1.8 
37.James IslandJames Island High Point82San Juan1.7 
38.Goat IslandGoat Island High Point82Skagit1.5 
39.Ketron IslandKetron Island High Point82Pierce1.4 
40.Allan IslandAllan Island High Point80Skagit1.4 
41.Satellite IslandSatellite Island High Point70San Juan1.3 
42.Obstruction IslandObstruction Island High Point76San Juan1.3 
43.Jones IslandJones Island High Point64San Juan1.2 

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List Description

This list shows all marine island high points in Washington State with an elevation of 200 feet or higher. Excluded are all islands in lakes and rivers, such as Mercer Island in Lake Washington or islands in the Columbia River.

Most islands on this list are in the the San Juans archipelago or the convoluted passages of Puget Sound. One is in Willapa Bay in southwest Washington, and two are in the Pacific off Cape Alava.

Climbing all peaks on this list is difficult due to access issues on several islands. Jorgenson Hill is on a Naval Reservation and closed to the general public, and the two islands near Capa Alava are part of a wildlife refuge and off-limits to protect bird nesting sites. Many of the smaller islands in the San Juans have no bridges or ferry service, so kayaking skills might be more important than climbing prowess for many of those peaks.

Acknowledgments:

Thanks to Paul Klenke, who inspired this list and did a great deal of inital research.

 


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