Orcas Island has a wonderful selection of San Juan Islands parks to choose from. The close proximity to a number of San Juan Islands that are Washington State Park islands for boating visitors adds to the allure of Orcas Island.
Moran State Park is the 4th largest park in the Washington State Parks system. Wonderful lakes and miles of trail mark the Moran State Park experience. Every local child has spent their fair share of time at the Cascade Lake swimming area. At its pinnacle, and accessible by car or by foot starting at a number of trailheads,
Mt. Constitution offers the visitor a panoramic picture of Victoria and Mt. Baker to the northeast, the picturesque Olympic Mountain range, and even Mt. Rainier is visible on the clearest of days.
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A favorite spot for Orcas Island locals, Buck park is home to the Orcas Island Skateboard park, the Orcas Island School District ball fields, and Orcas Island Parks and Recreation Saturday team hang out.
Call 360-376-7275 - Eastsound, Orcas Island
San Juan Islands park islands including Blind Island, Clark Island, Doe Island, Jones Island, Matia Island, Patos Island, Posey Island, Stuart Island, Sucia Island and Turn Island. Accessible by private or chartered boat only, all have campsites and mooring buoys, some have docks. Visit the San Juan Islands.
Call 888-226-7688 - San Juan County, Washington
Doubles as the Orcas Island Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from May through mid October. Also features Orcas Island’s outdoor bandshell, and home to the Orcas Island Library Fair and the Orcas Island Historical Days celebration. A San Juan Islands County park. Public Restrooms.
A 57 acre forested preserve on the coast of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands boasting a small, state owned recreation site used for marine mammal study, kayak and small boat camping, and outdoor education through nearby Camp Orkila. Accessible only by boat.
Eastsound Library Park
Located on Prune Alley at the base of the staircase up to the Library, Eastsound Library park on Orcas Island offers a pleasant repast between Island Market and Roses Bakery.
Campsites, toilets, and moorings as well as beach walking and hiking opportunities.
Lakeside camp and RV sites, restrooms, showers, drinking water, boat launch, and hiking trails.
Call 360-376-2326 - Orcas Island
For the bird watcher in you, the Frank Richardson Wildlife Preserve is a step into an aviary of local species. Located in Deer Harbor, on Orcas Island. A San Juan Islands treasure.
Call 360-376-2480 - Deer Harbor, Orcas Island
Madrona Point Preserve
Not currently open to the public.
You can’t miss Waterfront Park on your way into town from the Orcas Island Washington State ferry landing. Home to the annual Orcas Island Fourth of July Fireworks celebration and annual Orcas Island Community Bank concert.
Orcas Off Leash Dog Park provides a safe environment for all licenced and neutered dogs and a friendly atmosphere for owners and dogs. Open all year.
Call 360-376-3173 - Eastsound, Orcas Island
A nice stretch of beach located just outside of Eastsound, Crescent Beach Reserve has created a public space for all to enjoy water access on Orcas Island.
Call 360-468-3202 - Eastsound, Orcas Island
Another world class experience is yours for the asking at the Orcas Island Skateboard Park.
Olga Marine State Park
Located on the coast of Olga proper, Olga Marine State Park has a public day-use dock and offers some fine crabbing opportunities in season.
Call 360-376-2326 - Olga, Orcas Island
Killebrew Lake Wildlife Area
Birds to watch! For a true San Juan Islands experience, primitive and abundant, visit Killebrew Lake Wildlife Area on Orcas Island. If you can find the limited roadside parking, you will make it to the walk-in dock access on the left.