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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  • 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.
  • 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.
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