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Top park recommendations from locals

Park
“Yeah, this is a must see. Moran State Park is the gem of Orcas Island. Hiking & bike trails, horseback riding, waterfalls, two lakes...and Mt. Constitution- the highest peak in the San Juan Islands. Drive up and admire the view then take a walk around Cascade lake. Swim in the summer. Play area for kids and plenty of picnic spots. Daily fee to park or use your Discover Pass.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Trail
“The hiking is great, and the views are fabulous. I love making a loop hike. Take a picture of the trail map at the parking lot, so you have an easy reference and guide.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Campground
“Once you've visited the American Camp drive to the other side of the island and get the other part of the story. This is a great place to do some light hiking and learn some of the islands history.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“This small park with a long sand & gravel beach is perfect for collecting rocks and beach combing. There is a picnic table and it is next to a lagoon that is a migrational stop for birds. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Obstruction Pass State Park has a great (~1 mile) hike down to the soft gravel pocket beach where you can take in views of the Salish Sea and Obstruction Island and Blakely Island while ferries pass in the distance. A great place to pack a light picnic.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
“Great park to hike around and explore. The views from the top of Mount Young are well worth it.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Campground
“Lakedale offers day passes to those not staying at their facility. They have boats and fishing tackle to rent. Nice place to swim on a hot day. Just stop at the their small store to pick up pass. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Rv Park
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“home of farmer's market, center of village events, live music, parades and island fun”
  • 1 local recommends
Zoo
“At very low tide, the water is shallow enough to walk out to Indian Island from the beach across the street from the Outlook Inn. Great tide-pooling. Starfish and sub-tidal creatures of all colors cling to the perimeter of the island. In the summertime, there is often a naturalist docent on the island. Just return before the tide comes in!”
  • 1 local recommends