Scenic views, hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing. On Orcas Island. FERRY ACCESS ONLY. No boat access to park itself and park has no saltwater activities. 33 mi of hiking trails. Visit Cascade Falls - a spectacular 70' drop. Drive the twisting road to the top of Mt Constitution with great views and a CCC era observation tower. On clear days see the Olympics Mountain range, The Cascade Mountains, and Mount Baker as well as the surrounding islands of the San Juans.
This is our favorite campsite that we have ever been to. A small, 10 site loop at the end of a single lane dirt road. Situated on a small peninsula on gorgeous mountain lake. Great fishing and kayaking. Hiking trail right outside you your campsite. Put toilet only, no room for RV’s or campers.
The water is lovely and the forest is beautiful! You can chill at the lake and rent a boat or enjoy a hike up Mt. Constitution. It's a very scenic and usually pretty quiet.
I think this is a bit of a tough one to love, but I did. We were soaked the entire time - granted we were fully expecting that going in February - for Valentine's Day no less. We brought all the rain gear.
We were lucky enough to take an afternoon ferry and snag the LAST camp spot available here on a Sunday. There are great hikes all around, we walked around the lake and plopped our canoe in right from the site to go explore around. To warm up in the evening we ended up at the Doe Bay hot springs with a look over the ocean that can't be beat! All around satisfied for a completely soaked Valentine's Weekend, just as is to be expected in Washington in February.
Moran State Park was great. We were in site 22, right on the water (but also right next to the access road.) There is a lovely 3 mile hike around the lake with a fun bridge to jump off of to swim. There is fishing and a sandy beach area also. The only draw back was that the WA state parks had a campfire ban that included this park, even though it rained 2 of the 3 days we were there… It would have been so much nicer if we could have had a fire to dry out and warm up.