Moran State Park, Orcas Island Washington

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Moran State Park

Moran State Park is one of the largest, and definitely the hilliest Park in the San Juan Islands. It is the home of beautiful clear lakes, ancient forests and majestic Mt. Constitution.

What can I see and do at Moran State Park?

Moran is a camping, hiking and outdoor paradise. Donated to the State by the famous benefactor Robert Moran, the Parks amazing natural features have been carefully preserved. 

  • Hike, bike, or drive to the top of Mt. Constitution. You will be met by stunning views and a historic stone tower that looks like a medieval fortress. 
  • Rent a paddleboat and cruise out onto Cascade Lake. The Lake becomes relatively warm in the summer and makes for a refreshing dip. 
  • Kids love the playground equipment, swimming area and open grassy fields of the Park. 
  • Explore the extensive trail system, which includes many different kinds of hikes. Try the creek side trail from Mountain Lake to Cascade Lake with stops at two lovely waterfalls. 
  • Camping at Moran can be an affordable and relaxing way to stay on the Island.

Where is Moran State Park?

To reach Moran State Park from Eastsound head out of town on Olga Road and it will lead you right into the Park. Olga Road keeps going to the small hamlet of Olga, which is worth a visit. Try the small café at the art gallery.

When is Moran State Park open?

The Park is open for year round camping and day use. The mild winter weather of the San Juans means winter camping can be cozy rather than miserable. During the busy summer months it’s good to reserve a campsite well ahead of time.

How much does Moran State Park cost?

Vehicles must have a Washington State Park Discover Pass. These can be purchased for $10.00 a day or $30.00 for the year. Camping fees include a vehicle pass for the duration of your stay.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

The State Park information line can provide you with information and help you arrange a reservation. (360) 902-8844.