Patos Island State Park is a 207-acre marine park with 20,000 feet of saltwater Shoreline
. The island is owned by the federal government and is administered by the Bureau of Land Management's Wenatchee
Office. The Washington
State Parks and Recreation Commission operates a small campground facility at Active Cove near the west side of the island, maintains a 1.5 mile loop trail and has two offshore mooring bouys.The park offers seven campsites, one picnic site, two pit toilets and one vault toilet at Active Cove. Campers must register at the bulletin board near the beach.
Patos Island is designated a federal Wilderness Area. Visitor activities onshore are limited to use of the campsites at Active Cove, the 1.5-mile loop trail and the lighthouse reserve area at Alden Point on the west side of the island. All other portions of the island and the Little Patos Island are closed to public access.