Due to an upcoming construction and improvement project, Mountain Lake at Moran State Park on Orcas Island will be closed through Sunday, May 14, 2017. Vehicles will be restricted from entering the Mountain Lake Day Use Area and campground from Mount Constitution Road. The Mount Constitution road shoulder will not be available for parking, and the boat launch will also be closed.
The nearest trailhead parking spaces are at Cascade Falls. Visitors may hike to the south end of Mountain Lake from Cascade Lake or Cascade Falls via the Cascade Creek trail.
The trails to the Mountain Lake Day Use Area and campground will also be closed due to road construction. Parks staff will post trail closure signs at the Little Summit to Mountain Lake trail on Mount Constitution, the north end of Mountain Lake from Twin Lakes and the south end of Mountain Lake from the west side of the dam.
Parks staff advises visitors not to take the closed west shoreline trails leading to the Mountain Lake boat launch or cabin trailhead as the road section of the Mountain Lake loop will be impassable.
Updates to the campground will include: a new, higher-capacity water system, power and light to the Group Camp restroom, and electric fans in the Mountain Lake campground restrooms on the point. The road will be chip-sealed at the end of the project to take care of the potholes.
Park Staff will notify users if the project is completed early. The trail closure signs will be removed, and the campground will re-open.
People can also check the status of the closure by visiting the Moran State Park web page: http://parks.state.wa.us/547/Moran. For more information about the project, contact Moran State Park at 360-376-2326 or [email protected]