If you are planning an overnight/multi-night trip, please be aware that weather and ocean conditions can prevent Island Packers from picking you up at your scheduled time from December through May. Campers should check with the ranger or check the bulletin board each morning to make sure they have the most up-to-date information regarding island pick up times and dates. On the day of your return to the mainland, do not leave the campground area until you are aware of the schedule for pick up. Island Packers may come early if that is the safest window of time that weather permits. If you are not aware of the earlier time you may get left behind and have to spend an extra night on the island. Check before starting a hike so you know when to be back for the boat!
Be prepared for an additional night(s) on the island and bring extra food.