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Mt Constitution, Washington State

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Mount Constitution is a mountain on Orcas Island, and the highest point in the San Juan Islands and the second highest mountain on an ocean island in the contiguous 48 state. Only Devils Peak in the Channel Islands of California is higher. A stone observation tower patterned after a medieval watch tower stands at the summit. It was designed by architect Ellsworth Storey and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands, the Cascade Mountains, and many Canadian and American cities. On a clear day, the view encompasses locations as diverse as Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Saturna Island, and the cities of Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia. Mount Constitution lies within the 5000acre Moran State Park.The prominence was named by Charles Wilkes during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838-1842 for the USS Constitution.
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  • Drive, hike or bike...but go to see the incredible views. It is definitely worth it! Construction was going on to remodel bathrooms when we were there taking up some of the parking.  more »
  • My family and I have been at this place a couple of times and it never gets old. The vie from the tower is amazing. You can see Vancouver, Bellingham, Mt. St. Hellen, Everett, Seattle and even heaven!...  more »
  • This was a must to see while staying on Orca's Island. The views are amazing. This is in Moran State Park, stop and get a parking pass for the day or a Discover Pass for the yr. After you drive up a w...  more »
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  • The best views of the San Juan Islands. It’s a short uphill walk to the observation tower and a 3 story climb to the top. Amazing view!!!
  • Beautiful panoramic view. Lovely trails. Port-a-johns. Small convenience store....delicious scooped ice cream
  • Beautiful views at the top. Only downside is they're currently doing construction on the lookout tower so we couldn't go up to the top. I would recommend this place to anyone who visits the island.
  • Great, it was a terrific visit, amazing views, history interesting and well displayed. Loved the maps that showed what we were viewing, so many islands.
  • Amazing place for a day trip from Bellevue. There is something for everyone. Water sports , hiking, biking and nature lovers will like this place equally.

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