Wildflowers on Yellow Island
San Juan Islands, WA


   This 31 acre rocky island is currently owned and managed byThe Nature Conservancy. Well known for its spectacular spring wildlflower displays, the island is open to visitors daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The TNC has done a very good job at maintaining this remmnant Puget Prairie system. Best time to see the mixed wildflower bloom (Fawn lilies, Camas, Indian paintbrush, Chocolate lilies, Buttercups, etc.) is from mid-April to early May. Boat access only. Keep to marked trails. Please check-in with the resident caretaker upon arrival. Groups larger than 6 persons require advance approval from Seattle TNC office. This is an ecological research area, no camping or picnics allowed.