Moran State Park

Pass through the welcome arch at Moran State Park, and time begins to slow. You’ll find yourself in a Northwest island frame of mind, free to relax, breathe and head into the vast, varied terrain.  

Hike, cycle or drive to the summit of Mount Constitution for expansive views of the San Juan archipelago. Climb the historic stone tower on the mountaintop for an even grander view. Enjoy the park’s five lakes, where you can swim, kayak, standup paddle or fish for rainbow trout. Explore Moran’s 38 miles of hiking trails, or take a trail ride on your favorite bike or with your trusted horse. Stroll through a natural preserve to spot birds and wildlife.

Set up camp under the stars, or enjoy “glamping” in a luxury platform tent. Wind down by the lake with a good book, or venture back in time with a closer look at the park’s structures, more than 20 of which were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.

Whether it’s a day trip or an extended stay, Moran State Park offers a chance to refresh, renew and expand your horizons.

Park Features

Moran State Park is 5,252-acres and offers abundant camping (151 sites), five freshwater lakes for swimming and non-motorized boating and more than 30 miles of hiking, bicycling, mountain biking and equestrian trails. Mount Constitution stands 2,409 feet above sea level.

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
ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Campground
  • Restroom
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 trout.
  • 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.