Cascade Lake - Moran State Park, Orcas Island WA - 26 July, 2021

May 30, 2021
Sammamish, WA
Ah, warmer times ... snowing here in Seattle currently, so catching up on video editing backlog :cool: Here is one of our favorite lake kayaking spots. We paddled it for a couple of hours one evening. Calm winds, light paddle. Could also make a half day trip by extending around the south end of the lake. Great for all levels of kayakers including beginners. Rentals available in season from main beach, see resource links below. Orcas Island is such a great location for world class paddling. Also, one of the best Washington State Park campsites in Moran State Park, highly recommended. Full video on YouTube, highlights at timestamps below. Also, if you missed our earlier posts we also did Mountain Lake and Jones Island kayak trips on / from Orcas Island. Still so many trips to do, exciting plans for next year!
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⏱ Timestamps
0:00 - Intro
0:05 - Cascade Lake in the Pacific NW
0:20 - Route and Distance
0:41 - Boat Launch
0:50 - Part 1: Boat Launch to Dam
2:04 - Cascade Lake Trail Bridge
3:29 - Dam
3:48 - Part 2: Dam to Main Beach
5:17 - Funky Tree
5:28 - Mt Constitution
6:01 - Main Beach
6:13 - Part 3: Main Beach to Boat Launch
6:45 - Boat Launch
7:02 - Mountain Lake Kayaking
7:11 - Deer Harbor to Jones Island Kayaking

Moran State Park (official website, reservations): info, camping
Moran State Park (OrcasWeb): boat rentals, etc
Check Winds:

Map Locations
Cascade Lake:
Boat Launch:
Main Beach:
Mountain Lake:
Deer Harbor:

Videos & Playlists
Orcas Island - Mountain Lake Kayaking in 4K UHD:
Orcas Island - Deer Harbor to Jones Island Kayaking in 4K UHD:
Best of Orcas Island:
Kayaking in the Pacific Northwest:

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