Obstruction Pass State Park, Orcas Island

4.7
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Obstruction Pass State Park is a public recreation area occupying 76 acres (31 ha) one mile southeast of Olga at the southern end of Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington. Park activities include picnicking, fishing, crabbing, beachcombing, bird watching, and hiking on a zero-point-six-mile (0.97 km) trail. The campground has nine tent spaces, one of which is reserved for kayakers on the Cascadia Marine Trail.
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  • This hike was likely 1.2 miles round trip from the parking lot. You have to pay $10 for a car by putting money in an envelope. It's good for all the state parks for one day. We walked a long...  more »
  • You can make this hike a loop, or an out and back - 1.9mi vs 1.2 respectively. Spend some time on the beach exploring the tide pools, driftwood, and multicolored pebbles worn smooth by centuries of...  more »
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  • The hike is short and easy to get to the beautiful pebble beach. That means it is also busier than most parks on the Island. Great views! (These have to be the best pit toilets I have ever visited!)
  • So peaceful and serene. Very powerful spots to observe the islands and relax. Beautiful hike in, but it can be more than expected.

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