Moran State Park RV & Campground Guide


Given its namesake, it’s no surprise you can find a killer view on Washington’s Orcas Island -- and one of the very best places to explore the landscape Moran State Park. Covering more than 5,000 acres and comprised of a wealth of different biospheres and ecosystems, Moran State Park is also home to the highest point in the San Juan Islands: Mount Constitution, which rises almost a half mile over sea level and is topped by a stone observation tower offering 360 degree views.

Along with stunning seaside vistas, Moran State Park is also a great place to enjoy hiking excursions, horseback riding and biking, watersports, fishing, and more. With a generous on-site campground and a seasonal snack bar, it’s easy to enjoy all of the creature comforts of home while you reconnect with Washington’s wilder side -- and this guide will help you do it even better!

National Park Sample Image
Spring 35-59 F
Summer 45-67 F
Fall 35-63 F
Winter 31-44 F
National Park Sample Image
Trip Planner
Use our FREE RV trip planner to begin customizing the perfect RV trip. Continue
National Park Sample Image

RV Resorts & Campsites in Moran State Park

Moran State Park offers more than 100 campsites on the property, and although electric hookups are unavailable, rigs of up to 45 feet in combined length are welcome. There are restrooms and showers on site, as well as a dump station, and some camping areas are nearby boat launches and shoreline.

If you can’t get a reservation for Moran State Park’s campground in time, or if you’re looking for a more all-encompassing resort camping experience, you’re in luck: there are other campgrounds in the area worth checking out! Whether you’re headed to Washington in your own rig or an RVshare rental, here are a few local campgrounds to consider.

Lakedale Resort

This nearby hot spot tucked into the aptly-named community of Friday Harbor offers a wide range of accommodations, including traditional hotel rooms as well as rentable yurts and Airstreams. RV sites are available at Lakedale Resort, also; each includes water and electric hookups and is equipped with a fire ring and picnic table.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: n/a

  • Wifi: n/a

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: general store with snack bar, hot showers, flush toilets

Fidalgo Bay Resort

Open year-round and in close proximity to a wide array of San Juan Island attractions, Fidalgo Bay Resort is a popular option amongst RV campers. Almost 140 RV sites offer up to 50 amps of service, and there’s free coffee available each morning in the front office!

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: general store with propane, bath house with showers, laundry facility, play area and horseshoe pit

Bellingham RV Park

If you’re willing to stay back on the mainland, Bellingham RV Park offers quite a deal. Weekly and monthly rates are available if you’re looking to stay a while longer, and complimentary coffee and cookies make the place feel like home.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: campground store with library, laundry facilities, bath house, horseshoe pit

RV Rentals Near Moran State Park

Nearby RV Rentals


What to Do at
Moran State Park

Inside Moran State Park

With views like these, honesty, most people don’t need much convincing when it comes to taking a trip to Moran State Park. But what are the most popular activities visitors take on once arriving? Here are just a few.

Hiking, biking, and horseback riding - With 38 miles of hiking trails, 11 miles of bike trails, and 6 miles of horse-friendly pathways to boot, there’s no shortage of ways to explore Moran State Park terrestrially.

Boating, fishing, and swimming - It’s an island, after all, so if you’re looking to get wet, you’ll find a way! If you’re hoping to reel in dinner, Cascade Lake is stocked yearly by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Species include rainbow, cutthroat and kokanee trout.

Bird watching and wildlife viewing - This untarnished landscape is a great place to get up close and personal with the local wildlife. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Mount Constitution - This highest mountain in the San Juan Islands is topped by a stone tower replica of the Russian watchtowers that were constructed in the Caucasus during the 12th century. This tower was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC -- as were all the other roads and bridges that lead to the summit.

National Park Sample Image

How to Get to
Moran State Park

Moran State Park is located in the extreme northwest of Washington State with the rest of the San Juan Islands, and is accessible from Seattle via I-5 North and WA-20. For the most up-to-date directions from your exact location, plug the following address into your GPS or navigational system:

Moran State Park

3572 Olga Road 

Olga, Washington 98279

Entering Moran State Park

Like all Washington state parks, Moran State Park requires visitors to purchase a Discover Pass, which gets you into the park for either a single day or a whole year and is transferable between two vehicles. The single-day pass costs $10, and you can upgrade to annual for only $20 more -- not counting additional minor administrative fees or charges assessed for camping and facility use.

No matter which Washington state park you visit this year, or even if your RVshare vehicle takes you further afield, we can’t wait to learn all about your adventures! Tag us in your social media posts or send photos and details to us directly at [email protected]. We’ll pick some enviable winners and reshare their stories in our own blog or social media channels.

Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Moran State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Moran State Park?

Summer is, without a doubt, the best time to tour Moran State Park. Besides having conducive weather conditions, summer also allows guests to enjoy the outdoor amenities provided in this park.

What is the climate of Moran State Park?

The park and its surroundings have excellent climatic conditions throughout the year, with warm summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures can reach 67 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures range between 31- and 44-degrees Fahrenheit.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Moran State Park?

Moran State Park is home to black-tailed deer and rabbits, who like grazing in the area. Many avian creatures, such as bald eagles, blue herons, barred owls, and raccoons, also inhabit this park.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Moran State Park and what is the cost?

Reserving a camping space is not mandatory in this park. However, you might want to book a campsite to guarantee a place is saved for you, particularly in the peak season.

Are pets allowed at Moran State Park?

Pets are allowed in the park with some restricted areas and should be monitored, leashed, and well-behaved. Pets must also be cleaned after, as per the park’s leave no trace policies. Keep close watch over pets to ensure their safety and the safety of the wildlife.