Monday, February 4, 2013

No. 164 Cascade Lake, Orcas Island

Cascade Lake
Moran State Park
Orcas Island

Directions to Moran State Park: starting at the Orcas Island ferry terminal follow Orcas Road for 9 miles to Eastsound Village. Continue driving through town and after approximately 1 more mile take a right onto Olga road. The entrance to Moran State Park will be 3 miles ahead.

Cascade Lake is located on Orcas Island within Moran State Park. Covering an area of over 220 acres this fresh water lake is a popular destination in the summer for family and kids to col off on a hot day. There are plenty of trails that begin at the lake and lead off into all directions. The Cascade Loop trail is about 2.2 miles in length and stays along the shore line. Other trails will take you up the  the Rustic Falls and Cascade Falls

Cascade Lake Cascade Lake

Fishing: The fishing season starts on April 30th and fishing licenses ( about $8 ) can be purchased in Eastsound Village from Eastsound Sporting Goods. Cascade Lake is stocked yearly with rainbows, cutthroat, and kokanee trout. Cascade Lake as well as Mountain Lake and Twin Lakes ( Both just up the road from Cascade ) make for a decent day of fishing. Pick up a watercraft launching permit for $7 and launch your boat. No combustion engines are allowed on the lakes.

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