"Cluster of Villages on Forested Slopes" Orcas Island by glabah

Orcas Island Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 22 photos

The best thing to do is look at a map of the island, as there is no other way to describe it. Free tourist maps are available in a number of locations, and it is best to get one of those to really see what you are dealing with on Orcas Island.

Point your hand downward, outstretching your three middle fingers. This is the basic shape of Orcas Island, with the furthest east prong having resort communities such as Rosario and Moran State Park - one of the gems of the San Juan Islands. The division between the east finger and middle finger is East Sound, and at the northern point of this is the community of Eastsound. The middle finger has, near its southern tip, the community of Orcas, which is where the ferry terminal is located that connects the island to the rest of the outside world. A small amount of farmland exists here as well, but this is rapidly turning into vacation homes. The division between the middle finger and west finger is naturally called West Sound, and the far west finger has a couple of other resorts on it.

  • Last visit to Orcas Island: Aug 2013
  • Intro Written Aug 13, 2013
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