Orcas Island is a treasure trove of adventure for visitors to enjoy, and the best part is that there’s no rush; all of the wonder and delight will be there year after year. Moran State Park is one of the best camping experiences in Washington State, with boating, hiking, and the highest views in San Juan County all within easy reach. Other parkland scattered around the island provides beach access and views of Orcas’ pastoral farmlands and mansion-dotted hills. Forested parkland is beautiful in all seasons and the waterfalls run strong throughout the spring and fall.
The waters around Orcas hold their own treasures for locals and visitors. Kayaking is a wonderful opportunity to get close to the islets and seaside cliffs that surround the island. Charter boats and whale-watching tours provide a chance to enjoy the wildlife with experienced local guides. Fishing is very popular in season and several of the smaller nearby islands have day access parks that are great for picnics. Come enjoy the natural beauty of the San Juan Islands.