Dozens of campsites throughout Moran State Park await your arrival on Orcas Island and there is no better place for camping in the San Juan Islands. Three separate campsites located at the northern, central, and southern shores of Cascade Lake can accommodate visiting parties of numerous shapes and sizes; with sites available for primitive camping or RV parking, as well as the newly constructed “glamping” sites. A dump station is located near the western entrance of Moran State Park across from the camp Registration Booth. All of the campsites are adjacent to restrooms with showers. Call the Moran State Park Office to learn which sites can support RVs and motor homes. The Midway Campground is also right next to the Cascade Lake boat launch ramp.
Don’t forget the Mountain Lake campground for a more rustic woodland experience. Primitive toilets and restrooms are available in addition to a boat launch for fishermen. Set up camp here and hike the lake or travel up the road to the top of Mount Constitution just a few miles away. Mountain Lake’s central location also makes its campgrounds a great starting point for biking the notoriously challenging Cold Springs and Twin Lakes trails. Make sure appropriate sites are available if you’re planning on bringing a camper.
The Washington State Ferries, departing for Orcas Island from Anacortes, can easily accommodate RVs and motor homes as well as trailer campers and boat trailers (be sure to have propane tanks turned off and tagged before boarding). Make sure to get your ferry reservation as soon as possible if your vehicle is over 22 feet in length as space can be limited on the smaller ferries.
Check in for reserved campsites begins at 2:30 pm on the schedule day of arrival and check out is at 1 pm on the day of departure.