Moran State Park

Moran State Park is a 5,579-acre camping park with five freshwater lakes and over 30 miles of hiking trails. Atop the 2,409-foot 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.

Ferry Reservations: Starting January 5, 2015 Washington State Ferries will be accepting reservations for the San Juan Island routes. Reservation information can be found at

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters with and two without electricity, plus six sheltered and 55 unsheltered picnic tables. Most facilities are available first come, first served.

The log kitchen shelter located at the Cascade Lake swim area is reservable. It includes stone fireplace, wood grill, sink, electrical outlets, and lights. Capacity is 100 people. Parking for this shelter is shared with swim beach users and may fill up on summer days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 6 miles of horse trails
  • 11 miles of bike trails
  • 38 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • Two boat ramps
Other Activities & Features
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Mountain biking
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
There is a short, self-guided interpretive trail near the kitchen shelter in the day-use area. Interpretive displays in the observation tower on Mount Constitution tell the story of Robert Moran and the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Additional Information
  • A snack bar and boat rentals are available Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Certain bike trails are closed seasonally. Eleven miles are open year-round, and September 15 - May 15 there are 25 miles open to bicycle use.
  • Cascade Lake is stocked yearly by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Species include rainbow, cutthroat, and kokanee.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.