Anderson Island Washington


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Anderson Island is the southernmost island in Puget Sound and is located in Pierce County in Washington State. Access to Anderson Island is by a ferry operated by Piece County or by private boat. The ferry ride is approximately twenty minutes and is one of the most enjoyable ways we know to spend 20 minutes.

Anderson Island is approximately 7.75 square miles in size. Around 1100 people call Anderson Island home year round. During the summer the population swells to over 4000. Named in 1841 by Charles Wilkes to repay the efforts of Mr. Anderson and Captain McNeill. Anderson Island has played a role in the commerce of the Puget Sound region. Starting in the 1870’s the sale of wood to the wood burning steamers that were used on Puget Sound was the primary industry on Anderson Island. Later brick making, farming and fishing were the industries that kept the island going.


Sunset over Anderson Island by Barabra Sharts

We’re back…well sort of…Anderson Island Update

Hi there! We're back well sort of.... we are looking for someone or many someone's who would like to help us build up the site again.  If you have a interest in Anderson Island and would like to donate some time to help publish articles on events, people, and other...

Anderson Island Street Scramble Save the Date September 7th 2013

Are you looking for a fun way to explore Anderson Island? Try the Anderson Island on Saturday September 7th. The scramble starts at 10am and you will have three hours to visit the checkpoints and get to the finish line. If you return late you will penalized for every...

Anderson Island Building Lots Amazing Values Summer 2013

Building lots on Anderson Island are such a great value. You can (as of this post) pick up a building lot on Anderson Island for under $3,000 There are dozens of lots for sale that are value priced. The lots come with Electricity and Water available in the street. The...

Anderson Island Historical Society Annual Salmon Bake July 6th @ The Johnson Farm

It is that time of year for the Annual Anderson Island Historical Society Salmon Bake at The Johnson Farm. Saturday July 6th from Noon to 3pm join your friends and neighbors at The Johnson Farm for the annual Anderson Island Salmon Bake. Tickets cost $15.00 or $10.00...