Rolfe Cove on Matia Island offers six campsites, a sandy beach, one picnic site, and a composting toilet. There is no drinking water available on the island. The nearest potable water is on Sucia Island and available from April - September. There is no garbage service to the island. Visitors must pack-out what they pack-in.
Pets are not permitted.
Open fires are not permitted on the island, even in the campground. Gas stoves may be used for cooking. Please consult the campground bulletin board for current information.
I love camping on Matia Island! Of the three outer San Juan islands, Matia is generally the least crowded.
The island itself is a wildlife refuge and not owned by the state parks so it is almost entirely untouched. There's a single mile-long hiking trail through an old growth forest that, unlike other islands, wasn't destroyed by the settler loggers.
There are two composting toilets for the four campsites, two of which are very large. Rolf Cove has two mooring buoys as well as a dock that's incredibly fun to jump off of and a comfortably slopped rock beach.