Welcome to Lopez Island!
Lopez Island's Chamber of Commerce – 153 Members Strong!
Volunteers are needed for Tour de Lopez,
both on Friday evening and Saturday, during the event.
Please contact the Chamber office if you would like to help out.
The event is great fun to work, and we have found over the years
that the participants are a wonderful group of people.
11th Annual TOUR DE LOPEZ!
APRIL 26, 2014
SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE! REGISTER NOW!
Tour De Lopez 2013 - photo by Ann Palmer
From a happy visitor:
My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to Lopez this weekend.
I had won a contest at the Tour de Lopez this year that included 2 nights at Lopez Lodge and a $100 GC to many Lopez businesses.
We were very happy in our Studio Suite at the Lodge--cozy, nice views and everything we needed.
We used our GC at Lopez Cycles and at The Bay restaurant. Everyone cheerfully accepted our GC. Lovely romantic dinner at the Bay, by the way.
We also spent tourist dollars at Love Dog Cafe (who didn't participate in the GC but cooked up a wonderful meal) and at the Bakery and every espresso place! We ate at The Galley twice---unfortunately Bucky's was closed as was Vita's. I even used a Chamber coupon to get a 1/2 priced bottle of wine at The Galley.
Of course we visited Lopez Market and even the Thrift Store.
A great touristy time was had by all . . . !
Lopez Island in the News
National Monument Status!
On March 25, 2013 President Obama signed a proclamation creating the San Juan Islands National Monument to permanently protect the BLM Lands in the islands. This was the culmination of years of effort by the community and its elected leaders to ensure permanent protection of these lands. For more information, see www.sanjuanislandsnca.org.
Lonely Planet Names San Juan Islands #3 for Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013
see Lonely Planet's Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013
Seattle Times " The laid-back pleasures of Lopez Island" - July 2012
San Juan Islands Moves Up to #3 in Travel + Leisure's "Top Islands Rankings 2012"
Wall Street Journal Online, "Hop to It", June 2012
Seattle Met, "Washington Bike Towns," Lopez Island, June
Smarter Travel, "10 Charming Island Towns," Lopez Village, Lopez Island, May 28
Sunset, "Perfect Camping Within 4 Walls," Lopez Farm Cottages, Lopez Island, May
Bicyclists and Motorists: Please Share the Road
Read article by Sheriff Rob Nou & Joe Cussen (click here)
ABOUT LOPEZ ISLAND:
Lopez Island, in Washington State's San Juan Islands, is a great place to come and enjoy an island way of life. Be prepared to wave, because Lopez is the Friendly Isle. The island is a bicyclist's paradise and a beachcomber's dream.
Lopez Island is the first stop on the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes. The island is 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, with 2,400 year round residents.
There's much to do on Lopez: visit Lopez Village and browse in the shops and galleries, eat in one of our fine restaurants, get fresh-baked goodies or have a drink at one of our coffee shops. There are plenty of places to explore the beach and wetlands around the Village. Visit one of our county day parks, Odlin County Park, or Spencer Spit State Park to enjoy the beach, and see wildlife in its natural element. Drive or bicycle to the south end of the island. Stop at the Southend General Store and Restaurant for groceries or a snack,then visit Watmough Bay, Point Colville, Agate Beach or Iceberg Point for delightful outdoor scenery and great hikes. Hike or ride your mountain bike up to the top of Lopez Hill for a "woodsy" experience.
Kayaking, Cycling, Whale Watching, Hiking, and Fishing: these adventures and more await you on Lopez Island, the "Jewel of the San Juan Islands."
Please browse through this website for information about Lopez and its resources. Please see our Directory for a complete listing of accommodations, restaurants, businesses, services, and community organizations. Stop by our Visitors Center for maps and brochures and talk to our staff to get all of your questions answered and get their recommendations.
If you have a local business, please become a member and let the Chamber of Commerce help you promote your business with residents and visitors alike. We are all in this together!
This is the Official website of Lopez Island, provided by the Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce.
The Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce is not affiliated with the U.S.Chamber of Commerce.