Samish Island

Welcome to Samish Island

We are compelled to nurture sacred space and sustain natural beauty with functional simplicity, for those seeking peace, joy, faith and enlightenment, inspiring community and service.

Samish Island Campground & Retreat Center is situated on Samish Island and is part of the traditional grounds of the Samish Indian Nation. The Samish Nation inhabited this San Juan Island for many thousands of years. We have a long and positive relationship with the Samish Indian Nation and are honored to be involved with the preservation and protection of the burial site of Chief Harry Samish.

The campground was established in 1959 and is owned and operated by Community of Christ. The 87 acres includes open space, forested areas and beaches, offering a unique and serene environment for peace, fellowship and learning in a retreat setting.
The campground and retreat center is available for rent to non-profit groups. Our facilities feature heated cabins for up to 270 guests, ADA accessible 4-plex cabins, a commercial kitchen, banquet seating for up to 200, and a multi-purpose fellowship center with seating for 500. We have an RV park that can accommodate RVs as well as tent camping.


11633 Scott Road
Bow, Washington 98232