Shopping in Snohomish and Island Counties just got easier.
Come discover the authentic charm of a traditional, yet evolving agricultural community mixed with its seaport and timber producing roots. Stanwood and Camano Island has a rich maritime heritage and a touch of a bygone era that is intertwined with modern conveniences.
No need for ferries, the joined communities of Camano Island and Stanwood are linked byway of the new Camano Gateway Bridge.
We are located less than one hour north of Seattle, far enough to be outside of the metro area, yet easily accessible to all that the city offers.
Explore the island’s parks, beaches and trials on foot or by bike. Rent a boat at one of our two state parks and experience peaceful Puget Sound as seagulls’ softy squawk overhead, and if you’re lucky enough, whales breach nearby. Meander through Stanwood’s Pearson House museum, dance up a storm at one of our local pubs and eateries, enjoy live music, dine in one of our many restaurants, enjoy coffee in one of our quant haunts, attend a festival, or just beach comb along the shores of Port Susan Bay.
Stanwood hosts a variety of popular features and recreational activities. The city's parks include Church Creek Park and 43.6-acre Heritage Park, which includes ball fields, a skateboard park and playfield. South of the city is Kayak Point County Park on Puget Sound and Wenberg County Park on Lake Goodwin, the largest of seven lakes that locals refer to as the seven lakes area.
Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the area’s beautiful and challenging public golf courses, Camaloch and Kayak Point Golf courses. The Skagit and Stillaguamish rivers provide the angler with a variety of fish. Numerous lakes and Puget Sound also offer great fishing that includes trout, salmon, Dungeness crab and shrimp. Hunters head straight for the Skagit Wildlife Area where they can hunt waterfowl, pheasant and black-tailed deer on 11,000 acres.
Annual events begin with the Snow Goose and Birding Festival in February, Camano Island Studio Tour beginning Mother’s Day weekend and extending for an encore the following May weekend, Stanwood-Camano Community Fair in July, the Harvest Jubilee in September and the Lights of Christmas in December. For more, see calendar of events.
Whether you’re here for the day, a few hours, the weekend, or have come to stay, we think you’ll find our little community on Puget Sound’s northwestern edge to be friendly enough to begin feeling like a local in no time.