Moran State Park

Moran State Park, Olga: Address, Phone Number, Moran State Park Reviews: 5/5

Moran State Park
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C G
Austin, TX91 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I’ve hiked and driven up Mt. Constitution. There aren’t views along the hike so I’d recommend driving up at sunset, with a beverage or picnic. It’s breathtaking. Otherwise, kayak on Mountain Lake for a beautiful afternoon.
Written August 17, 2020
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Kathryn A
Dupont, WA12 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Last weekend I took my teen boys and their friend to explore Moran State Park for the afternoon. We drove to the top of Mt. Constitution and enjoyed the views of surrounding islands and water. Our views were short lived however as a fog began to roll in about 15 min after we arrived. Watching the fog roll in was interesting as well. We hiked to one of the lakes in the park. We saw many mountain bikers and there were still campers enjoying the campgrounds. I would love to come back and explore more trails and camp.
Written October 24, 2020
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jgold10529
Portland, OR362 contributions
Aug 2020
Basically this park has something for everyone. If you wanna do easy hike you can, tough hikes to the highest point in the San Juans, you can. Cascade Lake has Kayak rentals (but no rentals on Mountain lake due to COVID) and Mountain lake and Twin lakes are great for hiking around and a swim (especially Mountain Lake). We did not camp in there so cant speak to the camp group quality, but from what I saw from the road and my hikes, they looked solid
Written August 30, 2020
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Ellen N
14 contributions
Mar 2020
My husband and I did the Cascade lake hike two days in a row. Beautiful hike, it's not all level and I would rate it a 5 on a scale of difficulty. We stopped quite a bit and took our time but made it under 2 hours. The path loops around a lovely lake about 95% of the trail is shaded. You walk over several small creek bridges and one larger bridge, There are two bathrooms on the route, trails appear to be well marked. Worth the trip to Orcas.
Written March 19, 2020
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amy38117
Monterrey, Mexico52 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We hiked here two out of three days on Orcas Island. First day a short lap around Mountain Lake - great choice for a rainy days. Second day we hiked up Mt. Constitution from Mountain Lake trailhead following the loop hike described on the sign at the trailhead. It was excellent and glad we didn’t skip Little Summit which turned out to have the best visibility of the day. A very special place and hope to return soon.
Written December 29, 2020
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RadDadTravel
Bainbridge Island, WA273 contributions
Aug 2021
Moran State Park has a lot to offer. Hike, camp, and recreate in and around the lake. The camp sites are average as many of them are on the steep hillside and small sites that are pretty close together. WA State Parks expertly packs in as many sites as possible, which tends to detract from the advantages of being in nature.
The lake, both upper and lower are wonderful to swim and play in.
Mt. Constitution is worth a hike or a drive, with a wonderful new visitor center. We had limited views due to the wildfire smoke from Canada, but it was still a nice place to visit.
Written September 7, 2021
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Mikeo5547
Lewiston, ID51 contributions
Jul 2021
We visited the park several times, but the piece de resistance was the climb up to the top of Mt. Constitution. The lakes and falls are also wonderful. I'm so glad Mr. Moran donated this land for the park so many years ago
Written July 25, 2021
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Debby44
Flower Mound, TX109 contributions
Jul 2020
We had heard about Moran State Park and had searched options for hiking to the summit of Mt Constitution. But at our hotel, another guest recommended a 2 hour hike around Mountain Lake. I think it was 3.9 miles all the way around. Not difficult, but just so beautiful and scenic. At one point we found some driftwood to sit on and enjoyed a snack and drink. Loved this hike!
Written July 20, 2020
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rcaldin
Los Angeles, CA784 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Been to the island 3 times and never left east sound. Not this time. Park is beautiful. Nice lakes and inlet. Plenty of trails and awesome views from Mt constitution.

Great places for a picnic.
Written February 14, 2022
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joawesome08
Corvallis, OR3 contributions
Aug 2010
I recommend camping at site 142 in the Hiker/Biker area because it comes with an Adirondack shack that you can keep stuff in or sleep in. It's really awesome and definitely the best campsite I've ever had at Moran. Plus, it's one 1/4 the cost of the other campsites. It's supposed to be "primitive" I guess but there is a water spigot and biffy just a few feet away. There are real bathrooms and showers just a short drive from the hiker/biker area anyway. My family has probably been to Moran at least 8 different times. Attractions nearby include the fun house, shopping and food in Eastsound, bike riding to Olga, Orcas Island historical Museum, and of course mount Constitution. There are several different places where you can start hiking up towards Mount Constitution depending on how far you want to hike, or you can drive up. There is a tower you can go in that explains the history of Moran. also, I recommend going to Rosario Resort. They have tours every evening where a man plays a giant organ and talks all about Moran and they even showed us a clip of the original Phantom of the Operah motion picture. there is so much to do on Orcas. It's amazing!
Written July 7, 2011
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