Kukutali Preserve is now open to the public! Made up of Kiket Island and Flagstaff Point, the Kukutali Preserve is a part of Deception Pass State Park that is jointly owned by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Washington State Parks. Although technically islands, Kiket and Flagstaff are connected to Fidalgo Island by thin tombolos making them accessible without a boat. The area is day use only, open dawn to dusk.
Access to Flagstaff Point is restricted because of the fragile nature of the rocky bald environment and the species that live there.
The Kukutali Preserve is situated at the mouth of Similk Bay to the east of Deception Pass. More than two miles of intact shoreline and a small (but environmentally vital) lagoon surround the 84 upland acres of mixed deciduous and conifer forests, significant old growth trees, and rare “rocky balds.” The Preserve and its surrounding tidelands are home to numerous endangered and threatened species.
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