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
For the bird watcher in you, the Frank Richardson Wildlife Preserve is a step into an aviary of local species. â€¢ Located in Deer Harbor, on Orcas Island. â€¢ A San Juan Islands treasure.
Madrona Point Preserve
Not currently open to the public.
Orcas Off Leash Dog Park provides a safe environment for all licensed and neutered dogs and a friendly atmosphere for owners and dogs. Open all year.
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.
Call 360-378-8420 - Eastsound, Orcas Island
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. â€¢ A San Juan Islands County park. â€¢ Public Restrooms.
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.
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.
Lakeside camp and RV sites, restrooms, showers, drinking water, boat launch, and hiking trails.
Birds to watch! For a true San Juan Islands experience, primitive and abundant, visit Killebrew Lake Wildlife Area on Orcas Island. â€¢ If you can find the limited roadside parking, you will make it to the walk-in dock access on the left.
Another world class experience is yours for the asking at the Orcas Island Skateboard Park.
Doe Island State Park is a quiet seven-acre marine moorage and camping park with 2,049 feet of saltwater shoreline just southeast of Orcas Island. Accessible only by boat, the park features views of the Salish Sea and the surrounding mountains and islands.
San Juan County Park is open for day use and overnight camping on San Juan Island. Reservations for Summer camping (May - September) are strongly recommended at this popular campground. See Camping for information on making reservations. This beautiful park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, includes rocky bluffs and gravel beaches that overlook Haro Strait with views to the Straits of San Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. Most sites have water views across an open meadow surrounded by trees. Park amenities include water, flush toilets, small picnic shelter, picnic tables, beach and boat launch. Click here to read about the park's "colorful, rich" history.
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
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.