island in Island County, Washington state, United State of America

Camano Island is in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.

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Camano Island (pron.: /kəˈmeɪnoʊ/) is a large island in the Possession Sound portion of Puget Sound, located in Island County, Washington, between Whidbey Island and the mainland. The body of water separating Whidbey Island and Camano Island is called Saratoga Passage.

Camano Island is named for the Spanish explorer Jacinto Caamaño. Charles Wilkes, during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842, named it MacDonough Island in honor of Thomas MacDonough for his victory of the Battle of Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. Following this theme, Wilkes named the body of water between Camano and Whidbey Island after MacDonough's flagship the Saratoga. When Henry Kellett reorganized the official British Admiralty charts in 1847, he removed Wilkes' name MacDonough and bestowed the name Camano, which the Spanish had originally given to Admiralty Inlet in 1790. Wilkes' name Saratoga Passage was retained.

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Take   from   Interstate 5. The turn off from Interstate 5 is north of Arlington. Camano Island is separated from mainland Snohomish County by Davis Slough near the city of Stanwood. The island is reached via State Route 532 over the Camano Gateway Bridge in the northeast of the island.

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Camano Island State Park

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  • The Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival (Feb) [1][dead link]
  • The Camano Island Mother's Day Art Studio Tour (May) [2]
  • The Spring Art Show (June) [3][dead link]
  • Art by the Bay, The Stanwood-Camano Festival of Art and Music (July) [4]
  • The Stanwood Camano Community Fair (August) [5]
  • The Harvest Jubilee (Sept) [6][dead link]
  • The AAUW Art for Education Show (October)
  • The Stanwood-Camano Chili & Chowder Cookoff (November) [7]

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  • 1 Camano Island State Park. There is camping on a first-come, first-served basis. Different campsites have different prices; campsites with a really good view of the water are more expensive.

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