Anacortes, WA

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The City of Anacortes occupies roughly half of Fidalgo Island, the westernmost island in the San Juans archipelago. Half of the city is comprised of public park, recreational lands and waters. It has 12 miles of shoreline and many public trails. The city serves as a wonderful "home port" for boaters exploring local waters or on their way to Alaska.

Anacortes is a popular destination for boaters and those traveling on to the San Juan Islands. The city maintains a 220-acre (0.89 km2) city park on the northwestern end of Fidalgo Island named "Washington Park". This park features camping, boat launching, and majestic views of the San Juan Islands.

Things to See and Do

* Boating & fishing
* Hiking
* Art galleries, crafts, antiques and book stores
* Washington Park
* Mountain biking & rock climbing

General information

Cruise Season – Feb - Nov
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 30.5 km²
Population – 15,780 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Travel Links – Anacortes airport, between the town and the ferry terminal, offers scheduled and charter service in small propeller airplanes, serving the San Juan Islands.

Many of the Washington State Ferry lines from the San Juan Islands terminate at the ferry terminal southwest of town.

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