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Lopez Island

IT'S YELLOW JACKET SEASON

This time of year always brings out the flying pests – yellow jackets and wasps want to share your space!

Here are some tips for reducing impacts from these social wasps:

  • Wasps are especially aggressive around food, so keep foods (including pet food) and drinks covered or put away and keep garbage in tightly sealed garbage cans. Once food is discovered by wasps, they will continue to hunt around that location long after the source has been removed.
  • Plan meals for before sunrise or after sunset. Wait to serve food and drink until people are ready to eat. Examine glasses, cans, and other containers before drinking from them to check for wasps that may have flown inside. If a wasp flies to your food, wait for it to fly away or gently brush it away. If only a few yellow jackets are bothering your activity, ignoring them or capturing them with a net and crushing them may be sufficient.
  • People are most often stung in late summer, when wasp colonies stop breeding new workers; the existing workers search for sugary foods and are more likely to come into contact with humans.
  • If you get stung, baking soda or meat tenderizer pastes are popular home remedies. If you know you are at risk of severe reaction to a wasp sting, bring your personal medication.
  • If you see a wasp nest, please let park staff know.

Please don’t bring your own traps! Park staff is actively working to manage the problem.


CAMPFIRES BANNED AT COUNTY PARKS

Due to extremely dry conditions, a burn ban is now in effect at all San Juan County parks and campgrounds. At this time briquettes may be used in designated fire rings and propane cook stoves are allowed for cooking. County Parks asks that the public exercise great care with all flammable items. Also, remember that personal fireworks are banned in all of San Juan County.

County Parks will issue an update if the situation changes.

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FERRY TRAVELERS TO THE SAN JUANS

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.

 

 

Lopez Island, historically the agricultural island, is relatively flat, open and pastoral, with four County day parks and one County camping park. Islanders still wave at each passing car, and if you are attentive you’ll discover that each driver has a distinct wave, some favoring the "index-finger move up," others an enthusiastic handful. Lopez has an area of 29.5 square miles. Population is about 2,400. Want more information about Lopez Island? Visit the Lopez Chamber of Commerce website here.

 

Odlin County Park

Located on the north shore of Lopez Island, just south of Upright Head. Odlin Park beach campsite 
		#13

Odlin County Park Features

One mile from Lopez ferry landing
Three miles to Lopez Village
Sandy beach access and boat launch
80 acres, 31 campsites (10 beach sites)
Group camp (8 campsites)
Part of the Cascadia Marine Trail system
Potable water, vault toilets (NO showers)
Picnic area and pavilion
Free boat & kayak launch and daytime boat trailer parking ($10 overnight parking)
5 Mooring buoys (daily fee) and a day use dock
Picnic tables and fire rings (firewood available at an additional charge)
Full-size recreational ballfield
Hiking paths

Odlin Park Map

Click here to see a campground map.

Fee Schedule

The park is open year 'round with reduced fees and services during winter (November 1-March 31), when all sites are on a first-come, first-served basis only.
Overnight Camping – Spring/Summer Rates
(fees are for April 1, 2015 -  October 31, 2015)

Campsites - maximum 8 people/site1
(except as noted below)

Fee pays for:

Price/night

Standard campsites #15, 16, 18, 20, 22

Up to 4 people/1 vehicle

$20.00

Choice campsites #17, 19, 21, 23, 24

Up to 4 people/1 vehicle

$25.00

Choice Campsites #1-3, 5-6, 15 MAXIMUM 6 people

(Sites #1-3 are ‘Park & Walk’ – car parked per Park staff)

Up to 4 people/1 vehicle

$25.00

Choice Campsite #4 MAXIMUM 4 people

(Site #4 is ‘Park & Walk’ – car parked per Park staff)

Up to 4 people/1 vehicle

$25.00

Care-to-Share site #28 (max. 15 people total, NO car)

one person 12 yrs +

$5.00

Care-to-Share site #28   "          "          "

one person 5-11 yrs

$3.00

Extra Charges

 

Price/night

extra adult (12+ years)

 

$8.00/each

extra child (5-11 years)

 

$5.00/each

extra vehicle (max. 1/site, where allowed)

 

$10.00/night

mooring buoy (first-come, first-served)

 

$10.00 day/night

1 Extra charges apply

All prices valid thru October 31, 2015 and are subject to change without notice.

Other rates and charges apply to Group Camp, Commercial Users, & Day Use Events.

Winter fee schedule

Do you have more questions? Visit Camping or FAQ!

Lopez Island Day Parks

For driving directions go to Frequently Asked Questions
Day Use Only Otis Perkins County Park
Day Use Only Shark Reef Sanctuary  (photo to right)
Day Use Only Agate Beach County Park
Day Use Only Blackie Brady County Park (Hughes Bay)*
Day Use Only Mud Bay County Park*
*No fires or commercial use.
Day Use Only Lopez Village Park
Day Use Only Lopez Skate Park (located in Lopez Village; under 20-year property lease)
Day Use and Camping Odlin County Park (overnight camping, too)