Your exploration of Orcas Island may take you to the quaint hamlets of Deer Harbor,
Westsound, Orcas and Olga. The commercial center of the island is Eastsound Village,
on the north end of the island. The population is clustered in tiny havens where
you’ll find hand-crafted works of art created by island artisans, small restaurants,
and espresso stands featuring locally roasted coffee.
The largest and hilliest of all the islands, Orcas provided summer shellfishing
grounds for the Lummi Indians until the settlement years of the 1800’s. Farming,
fishing, and logging eventually became the primary areas of commerce, but remain
so for only a few of today's residents. Orcas has an area of 56.9 square miles.
Population is about 4,900. To view a calendar of upcoming events on Orcas Island,
The Parks Department worked in concert with Orcas Open Arts and Stage on the
Green to craft an amazing performance stage in the Village Green in downtown
The facility is now completed and available to rent. Contact us at 378-8420 for
Eastsound Waterfront Day Park
Portion of the park can be reserved for private events, email Parks staff for more information regarding events.
Eastsound Village Green Day Park
Centrally located in shopping district
Camping on Orcas Island
While there are no COUNTY campgrounds on Orcas Island, we can suggest Moran State Park (the only public campground on Orcas Island).