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About Blake Island State Park
Campgrounds in Blake Island
Ahoy, adventure! Blake Island Campground is no lonely island. Located on the Puget Sound, you’ll find oodles of standard sites, two primitive sites...
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This was back in the early 90's, but I'm pretty sure the island hasn't moved much since then. We rode out from Lake Union and headed across the Sound with a pretty good chop on the water. Quick ride. A fun evening around the campfire, just hanging out. Would love to go back and check out the Tillicum Village dinner sometime...
History of Blake Island State Park
Blake Island was an ancestral camping ground of the Suquamish Indian tribe, and legend has it Chief Seattle was born there. It is believed the island was named by naval explorer Captain Charles Wilkes in honor of George Smith Blake, who commanded U.S. Coast Survey vessels from 1837 to 1848.
William Pitt Trimble acquired the island at the turn of the century and re-named it Trimble Island, transforming it into a magnificent private estate. After his wife was killed in Seattle in 1929, Trimble never returned to the property. The foundation of his mansion still stands, although the home itself has been destroyed by fire .
The property became Blake Island State Park in October 1974.