Obstruction Pass State Park, Orcas Island

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Obstruction Pass State Park is a state-operated, public recreation area in San Juan County, Washington. It consists of on the south end of Orcas Island.Activities and amenitiesPark activities include picnicking, fishing, crabbing, beachcombing, birdwatching, and hiking on a.6mi trail. The campground has nine tent spaces, one of which is reserved for kayakers on the Cascadia Marine Trail.
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  • The hike to the beach we took was about .6 miles each way. The walk is not difficult but path is not paved and it is very uneven going and there is a stretch on a cliff edge with no railing so it is n...  more »
  • The Obstruction Pass State Park has a nice walk to the beach. It’s not difficult and there are several very nice public restrooms. There’s a $10 fee for the park. It’s good for the parks in the area. ...  more »
  • I'm not sure which hikes we did, but we tried a couple of different trails. They were not too difficult, and we ended up at waters edge with amazing views. We were not sure what we were getting into w...  more »
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  • Beautiful hike to a rugged rocky beach. Went at low tide and was able to observe a variety of sea life including purple starfish. Enjoyed the short hike. A clean maintained restroom at the parking area. Be careful with small children and your leashed pets around the top. Rocky beach so wear tennis shoes or hiking shoes. First come first serve camping above the beach. Beautiful groves of Madrona Trees. Pack it in and pack it out please.
  • Great little State Park. Approximately 1 mile beautiful hike into campground from parking lot. First come, first serve so walk in without your gear to make sure a spot is available before returning for it. Or approach the beach by kayak or boat. Great place for a day visit/picnic on the beach.
  • Wonderful, easy trail that gives you all the best of Orcas Island. Beautiful scenery, small pleasant beach, and low foot traffic.
  • If you are visiting Moran State Park and coming for a day hike or coming to Obstruction to camp, it’s an easy hike in to Obstruction with beautiful views and a small beach area to hang out on. Peaceful and beautiful. When the tide is out there are some great tidepools to explore.
  • Fairly easy hikes with beautiful views and beach access. My sons had a great time on this hike. Dogs are allowed on leash as well.
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