Anderson Island Washington, Scenic and Natural!
Anderson Island Washington has a natural beauty that has turned other island destinations into busy, expensive tourist meccas. No worries when you visit Anderson Island! Anderson never lets her beauty go to her head. She remains calmly pristine and unspoiled. Enjoy saltwater beaches. Survey inspiring views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, hazy blue South Sound islands and peninsulas. Squawking seabirds – loons, herons and soaring eagles outnumber people. Mother seals calling their young and patrolling orcas replace the din of commerce and traffic congestion.
Easy to Get Here
So while Anderson Island is a pristine escape, it is nevertheless surprisingly easy to get here. The Pierce County ferry is a scenic 20 minute cruise. The ferry departs regularly from historic Steilacoom–just south of Tacoma. The sturdy boats transport passengers and their cars past mysterious Ketron Island and the forbidden rock, McNeil. Once there, you’re free to discover the secret island’s natural beauty. Enjoy fun activities like golf, hiking, camping. High quality visitor services–dining, B&B’s and a new museum invite you to relax. And here’s another visitors’ secret: Anderson is closer and easier to get to than Puget Sound’s other special islands. In addition, Anderson is surprisingly affordable for visitors, and folks looking for that special vacation property. The Secret Island is also a great place for people wanting an affordable home still close to big city services.
The 7.75 square mile island has a variety of lush second growth forests, tidy neighborhoods and open farmland. Anderson Island has three fresh water lakes–great for recreation. Photographers enjoy lovely marine views of Mt. Rainier, neighboring McNeil Island, the Olympic Mountains and surrounding south Puget Sound. The island has year round population of about 1,000, and about 4,000 during the summer months.
And finally, rest assured you’ll be taken well care of on Anderson Island. High quality leisure and residential services are provided by the Island’s Riviera Community Club. It tends to every need and comfort for both visitors and residents. Make your plans now to visit Anderson Island Washington!