Obstruction Pass State Park

Obstruction Pass State Park is an 80-acre camping park on the south end of Orcas Island in San Juan County, south of Moran State Park. The park is one of the few spots on Orcas Island with access to more than one mile of publicly-owned saltwater shoreline. A half-mile trail leads visitors from the parking area to the campground and beach access. There are several fine gravel pockets of beach and moderate to high bank waterfront on the remainder of the property.

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.

  1. Activities
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
Restrooms, fire pits, and picnic tables are provided. Water is not available at the park.

Activities
Trails
  • 0.6 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Crabbing
  • Personal watercraft
  • Saltwater fishing
Other Activities & Features
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
There is a self-guided interpretive trail along the 0.6 mile trail to Obstruction Pass beach. The trail includes information about the geology, ecology, and the cultural significance of Obstruction Pass and Orcas Island.

Additional Information
  • 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.