Not sure you're the camping type? Just wait til you've had Cascade peaks and the Olympic Range as a backdrop. With bald eagles, sea otters and whales in your midst. With stunning sunsets and star-studded skies adding a flourish. Deluxe camping in the San Juans. Don't say we didn't warn you—it's habit-forming!
1 Enjoy a bald eagle's-eye view from atop Mount Constitution —you can spot the San Juan archipelago, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker and the Olympic Range Ferry to Orcas Island for a fantastic day of hiking around Moran State Park, a nature-lover's paradise of 5,000 wooded acres Feel like cooling off? There's nothing more refreshing than a brisk plunge into Cascade Lake.
2 Spend the morning walking the pine- and fir-lined path around serene Mountain Lake on Orcas Island Then head to Orcas Island Pottery, where superb one-of-a-kind pieces have been crafted since 1945 Settle in for a relaxing afternoon at Cascade Lake.
3 Hike to the sound and board a chartered vessel for a wildlife-watching cruise to San Juan Island On your bike, follow quiet roads through diverse scenery—from gently rolling farmland and forests to driftwood beaches and vast seascapes—and discover why San Juan Island is so beloved by cyclists At South Beach, admire dramatic views of the Olympic mountains Refresh with a dip in one of the lakes surrounding our campground.
4-5 Paddle a kayak on peaceful inlets and vast kelp beds, perhaps spotting harbor seals, otters and bald eagles Choose from an array of activities showcasing the best of San Juan Island Pedal on roller-coaster terrain to Friday Harbor, where you can check out the Whale Museum before our final ferry ride.