Fisherman Bay Preserves – The Tombolo, Lopez Island (Accessible to the public)

Tombolo G. Ackley

The Tombolo: This long, low tombolo was acquired for its extraordinary ecological, scenic and public access values. This natural geologic feature (connecting an island to another island) acts as a buffer between San Juan Channel and Fisherman Bay. The tombolo and its surrounding tidal flats and shoreline provide habitat for numerous wildlife, waterfowl and marine organisms.

Photo credit: George Ackley