Maa-sha? Ma-tia? Mat-ia?
I’ve heard it pronounced different ways, but no matter how you say it, Matia Island is an absolute gem in the San Juan Islands. In my latest video I visit the Island, have a look around, and enjoy the quiet while sharing the place with only one other boat.
I addition to being a Washington State Park, Matia Island is also part of the San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Limited access to the island, with pets and fires prohibited, has helped to preserve it as a special place to visit.