Washington State Ferries (WSF) has begun accepting vehicle reservations for some routes in the San Juans.You can find more information on this reservation system and make your ferry reservations at http://www.takeaferry.com. You can return to the Parks home page for a link, too.
Your exploration of Orcas Island may take you to the quaint hamlets of Deer Harbor,
Westsound, Orcas and Olga. The commercial center of the island is Eastsound Village,
on the north end of the island. The population is clustered in tiny havens where
you’ll find hand-crafted works of art created by island artisans, small restaurants,
and espresso stands featuring locally roasted coffee.
The largest and hilliest of all the islands, Orcas provided summer shellfishing
grounds for the Lummi Indians until the settlement years of the 1800’s. Farming,
fishing, and logging eventually became the primary areas of commerce, but remain
so for only a few of today's residents. Orcas has an area of 56.9 square miles.
Population is about 4,900. To view a calendar of upcoming events on Orcas Island,
The Parks Department worked in concert with Orcas Open Arts
and Stage on the
to craft an amazing performance stage in the Village Green in downtown
The facility is now completed and available to rent. Contact us at 378-8420 for
Moran State Park, the only public campground
on Orcas Island, is home to Cascade, Twin and Mountain Lakes, and Mt. Constitution,
the highest point in the islands (2,457 feet), where your view will extend from
Vancouver, B.C. to Mt. Rainier. Contact Washington State Parks for further information,
Orcas Island Day Parks
For driving directions go to Frequently Asked Questions
Eastsound Waterfront County Park
Eastsound Village Green County Park
Centrally located in Shopping District