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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We came back this year with friends after mooring in Fossil Bay last year. This year we moored in Echo Bay and our friends camped on the island close to our place in the bay. There are great hiking trails on this island and we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AlbertT965
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We enlisted Outer Island Excursions (see separate review on them) for a kayak tour around the island. This island is a short power boat trip across from the marina at the north end of Orcas Island. Take a power boat over there - save yourself...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DarrellR_Texas
Reviewed May 19, 2018

We used the park mooring ball in Fossil Bay and enjoyed the scenery and excellent sunset. Several of our group went ashore for a short time to explore. I would like to spend more time hiking here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 425kirkh
Reviewed January 8, 2018

of favorite islands. Beautiful place - good hiking, water was cold but swim-able (sort of). Moorings available - no services except "out houses". The Water Taxi (Deer Harbor Charters) was great - knowledgeable, friendly, informative Captain. A little pricey but worth it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Don M
Reviewed September 20, 2017

We had a great late-season off-the-grid weekend here in mid September. We had Outer Island Adventures drop us off from Orcas at 4:30 on Saturday with two kayaks and our camping gear, then they returned to pick us up at 4:30 on Monday. There were...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Ferried to the island at 9:00 a.m. Did a leisurely hike around the whole island. Beautiful views with easy hiking. Pickup return time to Orcas was 4:30. Loved every minute spent on Sucia. If you go, remember to bring food and water as there is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We anchored at Sucia and took the dingy in to the beach. It is a nice beach with lots of things to pick up. We hiked the whole Island and it was great to stop and see the different sides. There are some huge rocks...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Chiili
Reviewed August 5, 2017

We began our visit hunting for fossils, then hiked up and down the island, finishing with a dip in the ocean. Beautiful well-maintained park with some of the friendliest, smiley-est rangers we've encountered. Clean facilities and drinkable water.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank wernoz
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Sucia for 35 years. We continue to marvel at the beauty of this magic island. The State of Washington runs a family friendly and lovely boating paradise with two docks, multiple mooring bouys and many camping areas and picnic areas....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank RBWoodard
Reviewed June 14, 2017

This was a boat access island and is worth the effort to visit. Park camp sights picnic sights and water available. They even had compost toilets. We ended up visiting twice during our week long stay on Orcus Island.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Perla S
July 18, 2017|
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Response from dimibirdy | Reviewed this property |
yes, although you may be able to reserve the shelters
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August 17, 2016|
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Response from Sarah L | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Even when busy there tend to be lots of available campsites. They aren't all necessarily clustered in one place and if you pack light enough that you can hike a bit you'll definitely be good! There's lots of camping... More
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Ashley K
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Katie D | Reviewed this property |
The campsites are all first come, first served. They have never filled up in the history of the park.
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