Muddy conditions from standing water have compelled the National Park Service to close the Fourth of July Beach parking area on San Juan Island for the winter. Visitors may still park at the gate and walk to the popular beach and picnic area. The parking area will be re-opened in late spring when the ground hardens.
For information call the park at 360-378-2240 ext. 2233 , or visit the website at www.nps.gov/sajh.