Burn Ban Level 3

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Gas/propane self-contained camping stoves and portable gas/propane fire pits allowed. No charcoal or wood fires allowed.

Obstruction Pass Entrance Sign set against a forested background with deciduous trees that have their leaves.
Image of visitors picnicking along the shoreline. In the background you can see trees with green leaves, blue water, and the hills and trees on the other side of the water. There is a curved tree in the foreground framing the two people having a picnic.
Seven adults and two youth are enjoying the beach on the right side of the image. There is substantial large driftwood logs on the beach as well as some rocks. The background has large, green deciduous trees. The foreground of the photo is rocky leading to the water.
Image of two youths playing on the rocky beach in the foreground. In the midground a sailboat can be seen on the water. The boat is white with a red stripe horizontally across the body. The sails are down. In the background, land across the water is visible with forested hills.
Campsite with a picnic table and fire pit with grate. Deciduous trees that have bright green leaves surround the campsite as does bright green undergrowth.

Obstruction Pass State Park

Olga, WA 98279

Obstruction Pass State Park gives you access to one of the few public beaches on Orcas Island. The 76-acre park features madrone trees, pebbly beaches and splendid water views.

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses not Allowed

No potable water is available at this park and you must pack out what you pack in.

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.

Activities

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Beach Exploration

First Day Hike Events

Winter Camping

Bird Watching

Boating

Camping

Crabbing

Fishing

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

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Kayaking

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Shellfishing

Swimming

Amenities

Fire Pit

Restrooms

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Buoys

Moorage

Picnic Tables

Parking

Park features

Forest

Island

Rocky Beach

Saltwater

Seasonal Wildflowers

Viewpoint

Wildlife Viewing

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses not Allowed

No potable water is available at this park and you must pack out what you pack in.

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.

Map & visitor guide

48.6052, -122.8274

Picnic and day use facilities

The park has one day-use picnic table that is first-come, first-served. Be sure to bring ample water because there is no running water at this park. Two composting toilets are available.

Camping

There are nine first-come, first-served primitive campsites located on the south end of the park. If you kayak or canoe in, one Cascadia Marine Trail campsite is available first-come, first-served. Two composting toilets are located nearby. Campsites have fire pits.

Boating

Tie your boat up on a mooring buoy to spend the night on the water. Three moorage buoys are located just off shore at the south end of the park. 

Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. 

Trails

Meander down a half-mile trail that travels through a low forest, up to the bluff where you can gaze out onto endless water, and back down to the beach. There is a total of 1.8 miles of hiking trails to explore. You can learn more about the geology, ecology, and culture of the area on a 0.6 miles long self-guided interpretive trail.