Obstruction Pass State Park, Orcas Island Washington

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Obstruction Pass State Park

Obstruction Pass State Park is a small, but well-appointed Park with camping and beach access at the southern end of Orcas Island. Launch your kayak here or just enjoy the views and peacefulness. Read More

What can I see and d0 at Obstruction Pass State Park?

This 80 acre Park is less well known then nearby Moran State Park. This means the woodland campsites and pebble beach are often less crowded. 

  • Pull your kayak up on the beach and look across the narrow pass towards Lopez Island. 
  • The charming hamlet of Olga is just down the road and has a café and other services to make camping a little more comfy. 
  • Walking along the trails and quiet road that crisscross the Park is a lovely way to explore the unique coastal forest of the San Juans. Notice the curving red limbs of the madrona trees that grow right along the water.

Where is Obstruction Pass State Park?

From Eastsound head east and south on Olga Road. This will lead you right into Olga. From here continue east on Point Lawrence Road, turn right onto Obstruction Pass Road. The Road will take a sharp right and then turn into Merrymac Lane follow this until it runs into Trailhead Road, which leads right into the Park.

When is Obstruction Pass State Park open?

The Park is open year round for camping and daytime use. It’s good to make reservations during the busy summer. Several sites are reserved for human or wind powered craft as part of the Cascadia Marine Trail project.

How much does Obstruction Pass State Park cost?

Vehicles must have Washington State Park Discover Passes for daytime use. There are also camping fees but these include vehicle passes. The Discover Pass is $10.00 for the day and $30.00 for the year. Camping fees vary seasonally, but are about $12-22.00 depending on the site.

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.