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In addition to the hotels, B&Bs, and inns listed here, there are also lots of vacation rentals available on San Juan Island through Windermere San Juan Island, 100 First St. (P.O. Box 488), Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (tel. 800/391-8190 or 360/378-3601; www.windermerevacationrentals.com). Rates range from $700 to $5,000 per week.

Campgrounds

Lakedale Campground, 4313 Roche Harbor Rd., Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (tel. 800/617-2267 or 360/378-2350; www.lakedale.com), is 4 miles north of Friday Harbor. With over 80 acres, several lakes, and campsites for tents as well as RVs, this private campground makes an ideal spot for a family vacation. Rates vary by season and number in party, but start at $26 in summer.

My favorite campground on the island is San Juan County Park, 50 San Juan Park Dr. (tel. 360/378-8420 for information, or 360/378-1842 for reservations; www.co.san-juan.wa.us/parks), which has unbeatable views and is set on the site of an old waterfront farm. Campsites are $25 to $35 per night, and reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.