Do you need a Discover Pass for Moran State Park?
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following: An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or. An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or. A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.
What island is Moran State Park?
|Moran State Park|
|Mt. Constitution observation tower|
|Location||3572 Olga Road, Olga, San Juan County Orcas Island, Washington|
|Built by||Civilian Conservation Corps|
|Architect||Civilian Conservation Corps; Storey, Ellsworth; Paterson, Jack|
Does Moran State Park have showers?
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.
Does Moran State Park allow dogs?
Pets are welcome in the park.
Can you backpack in Moran State Park?
Trails to Sunrise Rock and Cascade Creek join this trail at the South End Campground; pack a backpack lunch and explore the verdant interior of the San Juans’ largest park. The Cascade Lake Loop is open year round to hikers only.
Can you fish at Moran State Park?
Cascade Lake at Moran State Park is often the best fishing lake in the San Juan Islands. The Orcas Island lake can be stocked with more than 100,000 rainbow trout each year, matching many of the bigger lakes on the mainland.
Can you drive up Mount Constitution?
Even crisp days can provide views of the fog-laden San Juan Islands for a different sight of mystery and wonder. The road to Mount Constitution is open annually (although for safety reasons it is closed during heavy snowfall).
How deep is Cascade Lake on Orcas Island?
The deep water at Cascade Lake is located in the northwestern part of the lake, where there is plenty of water in the 50-foot range and a small hole plunging to about 70 feet on the far side of the lake across from the boat rental and concession stand.
Can you swim at Cascade Lake?
Cascade Lake is the most popular lake in Moran State Park and the best place to get an introduction to the outdoor opportunities the park has to offer. Locals have used the lake’s Day Use Area for decades and it is the best family friendly location for swimming and picnics on the grass by the water.
Is Cascade Lake still open?
The sites are located along 86 miles of shoreline with beautiful views of Lake Cascade and the North Fork Mountain Range. Visit the Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels. The park is open year round. Reservations are from the Thursday before Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Is Cascade Lake private?
Although the lake is public property, access to the lake is very limited. Most of the land around the lake is privately owned, by Brigham’s present family, and public access is not allowed.
Is Lake Cascade safe to swim in?
Swimming is NOT Recommended.” Bacteria levels at Cascade Lake are elevated. It is not recommended to drink or swim in the water, as it could cause you to be sick.
Where can I Park at Moran State Park?
Catch several of Moran State Park’s famous natural wonders on the trail from Cascade Lake to Cascade Falls. This trail technically commences at the Day Use Area by the lake, but parking is also available at the Park Office next to the lake’s South End Campground.
Where is the dump station at Moran State Park?
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.
What is there to do in Moran?
Longer hikes are available for more dedicated hikers and backpackers up the slopes of Mount Constitution and nearby Mount Pickett. Park trails have been plotted to provide maximum access to the natural attractions that Moran has to offer.
Are you prepared for a long hike through Moran State Park?
Make sure to come well prepared for this long, invigorating hike through some of Moran State Park’s most variable and primal terrain. The Mount Pickett Service Road and Trail runs through Moran State Park’s Natural Area Preserve which is one of the oldest undeveloped areas in the San Juan Islands.