Obstruction Pass State Park is one of the few public beaches on famed Orcas Island.
Though most people flock to its bigger neighbor, Moran State Park, this property's quiet beauty is unsurpassed. Opal waters lap at pebbly beaches, and madrone trees cling to bluffs. Rocky viewpoints entice picnickers, birders, lovebirds and youthful explorers.
Follow the half-mile trail through a low forest, to the bluff and down to the beach. But don't forget to snag one of nine first-come, first-served primitive campsites near the south end of the park. If you arrived by kayak or canoe, stake your tent at the Cascadia Marine Trail campsite close to the water. Motoring in on a bigger boat? Tie up to a mooring buoy, and enjoy a night on the water.
Because Obstruction Pass only has 10 campsites and three buoys, overnighters will feel like they have this spot in the San Juan Islands all to themselves.
Obstruction Pass State Park is an 76-acre primitive camping park on the south end of Orcas Island, south of Moran State Park. The park is one of the few spots on Orcas Island with access to more than one mile of publicly owned saltwater shoreline.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
Fre pits, picnic tables and toilets (composting) are provided. Water is not available at the park.
0.6 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Located on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Obstruction Pass offers three moorage buoys.
The park has nine primitive campsites, one Cascadia Marine Trail campsite, and four composting toilets (two in the campground, two at the trailhead). All sites are first come, first served. The Cascadia Marine Trail campsite is for use by those arriving by human- and wind-powered watercraft only.
There is approximately 1/2-mile walk from the parking lot to the campsites.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.