Moran State Park
Pass through the welcome arch at Moran State Park on Orcas Island, and time begins to slow. You'll find yourself in a Northwest island frame of mind, free to relax, breathe and head into the vast, varied terrain.
Hike, cycle or drive to the summit of Mount Constitution for expansive views of the San Juan archipelago. Climb the historic stone tower on the mountaintop for an even grander view. Enjoy the park's five lakes, where you can swim, kayak, stand up paddle or fish for rainbow trout. Explore Moran's 38 miles of hiking trails, or take a trail ride on your favorite bike or with your trusted horse. Stroll through a natural preserve to spot birds and wildlife.
Set up camp under the stars, or enjoy "glamping" in a luxury platform tent. Wind down by the lake with a good book, or venture back in time with a closer look at the park's structures, more than 20 of which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Whether it's a day trip or an extended stay, Moran State Park offers a chance to refresh, renew and expand your horizons.
Moran State Park is 5,424-acres and offers abundant camping (151 sites), five freshwater lakes for swimming and non-motorized boating and more than 30 miles of hiking, bicycling, mountain biking and equestrian trails. Mount Constitution stands 2,409 feet above sea level.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
The park provides two kitchen shelters with and two without electricity, plus six sheltered and 55 unsheltered picnic tables. Most facilities are available first come, first served.
The log kitchen shelter located at the Cascade Lake swim area is reservable. It includes stone fireplace, wood grill, sink, electrical outlets and lights. Capacity is 100 people. Parking for this shelter is shared with swim beach users and may fill up on summer days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6 miles of horse trails
11 miles of bike trails
38 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Watercraft launches (2)
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Located in San Juan County on Mountain Lake, Moran offers two watercraft launches. Internal combustion engines are not allowed.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following:
An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or
An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or
A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.
The park has 124 standard campsites, six hiker/biker sites, one dump station, five restrooms (one ADA), and 10 showers (two ADA). No electric hookup sites are available at the park. Campsites are located in five different camping areas.
Northend camp area is located closest to the entrance, across the road from the day-use and swim beach area. Several of these sites provide a great deal of privacy.
Midway camp area is near the Cascade Lake boat launch with 12 of the sites located on the shore of the lake. The remaining Midway sites are across the road from the lake, but several offer nice views.
The Southend camp area is the most popular with almost all of the sites located right along the shoreline. This area has one ADA-accessible campsite and restroom facility.
Mountain Lake camp area is located 1 mile up Mount Constitution Road on the shores of Mountain Lake, the largest lake in the park. For those who arrive by bicycle or on foot, six hiker/biker campsites are located on the road to Mount Constitution.
Maximum site length is 45 feet (limited availability). Certain areas and campsites will not fit large RVs or motorhomes.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
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