Lopez Island

County Parks Closed to Camping

By order of the San Juan County Council and in the best interest of the public and our staff, all four County Parks are closed to camping until May 30, 2020. This action was taken on Monday, March 23, in an effort to flatten the spread of COVID-19.

Camping reservations for arrival between now and May 30 at any of the four San Juan County campgrounds will be cancelled with full refunds given. Please have patience with us, as we have many reservations to work though! No new reservations will be accepted until further notice.

At the present time, Day Parks and day use are still open, though we ask all visitors to please follow CDC guidelines for 'social distancing'. Some restroom facilities may be closed and there will be no drinking water available in any of the parks. Visitors are encouraged to bring TP and hand sanitizer, as some of our supplies have been pilfered.

For mainland folks contemplating a visit to the San Juans during this pandemic, including day trips, please do not! This is not the time to risk further spread of this disease. The health and safety of our island communities is our highest priority. The request is based on San Juan County Health officials' recommendations and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's statewide order for everyone to stay home for two weeks beginning March 25.

We appreciate your understanding and efforts to keep our communities safe from the spread of this viral infection.

Camp or visit a San Juan County Day Park on Lopez Island
Lopez Island, historically the agricultural island, is relatively flat, open and pastoral, with seven 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 and the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau for helpful information on dining, accommodations, and things to do in our islands. Be sure to visit our Day parks on Lopez Island. 

Odlin Park Beach

Features of Odlin Park

Features of beautiful Odlin Park....
  • 1 mile from Ferry landing
  • 80 acres, 31 campsites (10 beach sites)
  • Free boat & kayak launch and daytime boat trailer parking (overnight parking fee)
  • Part of the Cascadia Marine Trail system
  • Group camp (8 campsites)
  • Small RV's allowed in some sites (see end of page)
  • Hammock tents okay in sites #11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 26
  • Potable water, vault toilets (NO showers)
  • 3 miles from Lopez Village
  • Picnic tables and fire rings (firewood available at an additional charge)
  • Picnic area and pavilion
  • Sandy beach access and boat launch
  • Full-size recreational ballfield
  • Hiking paths
  • 5 Mooring buoys (daily fee) and a day use dock (two hours maximum tie-up; 30' maximum vessel length)

Odlin Park Map

View the map to see park amenities and campsite locations.

Odlin Park SUMMER Fee Schedule - All prices valid April 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020

Campsites - maximum 6 people/site (except as noted below*)
Fee pays for:
Standard campsites #8A, 8B, 10, 12, 15*, 16, 18, 20, 22
*site #15 maximum 4 people in site
Up to 4 people/1 vehicle $28.00
Choice campsites #5-7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24

Up to 4 people/1 vehicle $33.00
Choice Campsites #1-4 *MAXIMUM 4 people
(Sites are ‘Park & Walk’ – car parked per Park staff)
Up to 4 people/1 vehicle
Hike/Bike/Kayak Campsites #25, 26, 27, 29, 30 - NO VEHICLE IN PARK Up to 4 people $23.00 per site
Care-to-Share site #28 (max. 15 people total, NO car) one person 12 yrs+ $13.00
Care-to-Share site #28 (max. 15 people total, NO car) one person 5-11 yrs $6.00
extra adult (12+ years)       $10.00/each
extra child (5-11 years)
extra vehicle (max. 1/site, where allowed)
mooring buoy (first-come, first-served)
$15.00 day/night
Extra charges apply for extra vehicles and extra people.
All prices valid April 1, 2020 thru October 31, 2020 and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to Group Camp, Commercial Users, & Day Use Events.

Odlin Park 2020 WINTER Fee Schedule - prices valid January 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Campsites - maximum 6 people/site (except as 
noted below*)
Fee pays for: Price/night
Individual Campsite - charge is for up to 4 people & 1 vehicle, except as noted.  
Add extra charges below up to maximum allowed.
Sites 1-15 (all other sites closed for winter); sites 1-4 park across from park office or as instructed by park staff.
*Campsites 1-4 & 15 maximum 4 people; maximum 6 people in other sites during off-season.
$18.00 per site
Hike-Bike campsites - CLOSED FOR WINTER                                                      
Extra person 12+ years old

5-11 years old
$7.00 per person
$3.00 per person
Extra vehicle - parking is restricted to maximum of 2 cars/campsite (as allowed) one vehicle $10.00
Overnight parking one vehicle $10.00
Mooring one vessel; one buoy $15.00

Extra charges apply for extra vehicles and extra people.

All prices valid January 1, 2020-March 31, 2020 and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to Group Camp, Commercial Users, & Day Use Events.

Important Information for RV Campers

One RV or trailer per campsite is allowed. One towing or towed vehicle is allowed in a campsite with trailer or RV at no additional charge (when site space allows); see below for size limits. 

RV and trailer space is limited at the County Park campgrounds and may require special advance arrangements. RV's are not allowed in some sites. If you plan to bring an RV, you must select a suitable site when you make your reservation. No hook-ups are available. Oversize RV’s/campers/trailers will be refused a campsite. If you have an oversize vehicle, please consider another facility for your RV stay on Lopez Island.

Maximum RV Lengths in Odlin County Park

There are several options for RVs/camper vans at Odlin Park *. No hook-ups available.

Sites 5 & 9: <22ft for a *single unit* RV or 30ft for trailer + vehicle

Sites 6 & 7: <20ft total length

Sites 8A, 8B, and 10: <30ft total length

Please read site descriptions carefully for length restrictions. Trailers less than 10 feet in length are allowed in the parking spots for sites #16, 18-22, and 24 (must unhook and move by hand).

*Small campers, such as VW pop-up campers can fit in any campsites except 1-4 and 25-30. Maximum vehicle size in non-RV sites is 9 feet high by 20 feet long. NO RVs or trailers permitted in campsites 11-30, except as noted above.

Odlin South - Lopez Island

The Odlin South property contains important ecological and wildlife habitat features, including an eagle and osprey nest, and its immediate proximity to the 80 acre Odlin County Park provides potential for easily accessible trails with possible connection to the Fisherman Bay community trail. The relatively flat topography and mosaic of high quality wetland systems, along with a large aspen grove, old growth trees and large snags, Odlin South has a rich environment for wildlife.

Many Lopez residents supported the initiative to save the property from possible development and to gain permanent public ownership by the County. Beginning in 2011, WA DNR entered into a 50 year lease with the County for Odlin South, with management responsibility assigned to the Parks, Recreation and Fair Department. During 2015 and 2017 County Parks and the Parks & Recreation Commission developed the Odlin South Management and Stewardship Plan. Along with gathering resident input, the planning process included an ecological assessment of the property, development of management and stewardship goals and objectives, and an action plan.

Special thanks to Hawk and Heather Arps, Russel Barsh, Lincoln Bormann, Tom Cowen, Nancy Huber, Madrona Murphy, Bob Myhr, Ann Palmer, Kevin Ranker, Scott Rozenbaum, Jamie Stephens, Nick Teague, Ruth Thompson-Kline, and Raiti Waerness. The San Juan County Parks & Recreation Commission also thanks Lopez Island residents for their participation in discussing the draft management plan and sharing their comments at the June 22, 2017 Commission meeting at Odlin County Park.