Orcas Island, Washington USA
Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands which are located in the northwestern corner of Washington State in San Juan County, Washington. It is a picturesque location with several quaint villages dotted around the island. The main hub of island activity is located at Eastsound.
Orcas Island offers many attractions and activities. Among them is Moran State Park, a 5,252-acre camping park with five freshwater lakes and over 30 miles of hiking trails. Atop the 2,409-foot-high Mt. Constitution, the highest point on the San Juan Islands, there stands a stone observation tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. The tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding islands, the Cascade Mountains and a variety of Canadian and American cities.
Things to See & Do
* Adventure activities
* Moran State Park
* Eastsound Village
* Whale watching, Marine Life & Wildlife viewing
* Orcas Island Historical Museum
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 148.4 km²
Population – 4,500 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location – The port of Orcas is located in Eastsound, the main town on the island.
Travel Links - Orcas Island is accessible by air via Eastsound Airport or water landings by seaplane as well as by water via the Washington State Ferry system or private watercraft. During the summer season, there is an island shuttle that runs from the ferry landing to Eastsound and other points.