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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  • Found myself at Doe Bay Resort for a few days and spotted this nearby State Park so decided to hit it up. Ended up returning every day i was there. What a fantastic spot. Parking lot gets you to withi...  more »
  • This was a welcome relief after being in the crowded campground of Moran State Park (beautiful, but crowded). This beach is reached by hiking about a mile (maybe a little more) from the parking lot to...  more »
  • We enjoyed driving all over Orcas, constantly pulling over to take photographs. Our drive here was just one of the many that we so enjoyed.  more »
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  • Phenomenal! We ate dinner barefoot, reclining on driftwood logs in the cool pebbles on the beach. After the light faded, the ferries lit up and the stars came out. One of my favorite evenings of the summer. The campsite was clean, walk in was easy, and squirrels were only mildly grabby.
  • Great little park to hike. We took the sound view trail to and from the beautiful stone beach. A handful of camping spots are available, the only downside being they are very close the trail non-campers would be hiking. There was some construction happening near the camping area, maybe some type of shelter or restroom facility being built.
  • Nice hiking trails, about 2 miles. If you are a boater, be warned that the mooring balls are affected by frequent large wakes (ferries and cruisers) from very early until very late.
  • One of the most beautiful obstructions I have ever laid eyes on! Great little hike as well. Nice trees and cove views.
  • Would like to come back to hike out to the water, and camp near the beach.

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