|• 38 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 11 mi. Bike Trails
• 6 mi. Horse Trails
|• Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)|
• 2 boat ramps (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
|• Bird Watching|
• 1 Fire Circle
• Interpretive Activities
• Mountain Biking
• Wildlife Viewing
A snack bar and boat rentals are available Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Certain bike trails are closed seasonally. Eleven miles are open year-round, and September 15 to May 15 there are 25 miles open to bicycle use.
Cascade Lake is stocked yearly by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Species include rainbow, cutthroat and kokanee trout. A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
|Date/time||Event description||State Park|
|Daily through Labor Day
||Fun with the Friends of Moran: Kids activities are offered daily at the Summit Learning Center. Explore the 90 gallon tank filled with Kokanee fish from Moran Creek Hatchery, compare arm length to a bald eagle’s wingspan, discover migration cycles of the rough skinned newt and play matching games. Visit www.friendsofmoran.com for more information.
||Volunteer Work Party: Make a difference at Moran State Park on Orcas Island. Join the Friends of Moran during the spring work party. For more information, visit www.friendsofmoran.com
||Bill Yarlott Fishing Derby: The seventh annual youth fishing derby returns to Moran State Park. Celebrate the opening of fishing season and take along your junior anglers for a day of fishing fun. Kids may try their hand at catching kokanee, cutthroat and rainbow trout from Cascade Lake from prizes. Presented by the Friends of Moran. For more information, visit www.friendsofmoran.com.
||Moran, Cascade Lake|
||Art in the Parks – Painting in the Parks Art Show: Celebrate the centennial of Washington State Parks with the Plein Air Washington Artists and the Friends of Moran. Explore the state parks of Washington through the works of participating Painting in the Parks artists and works by local artists. Presented by the Plein Air Washington Artists and the Friends of Moran. For more information, visit www.pleinairwashington.com.
Full list of events
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The park provides two boat ramps. No internal combustion engines are allowed.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online
, and at parks when staff is available.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters with and two without electricity, plus six sheltered and 55 unsheltered picnic tables. Most facilities are available first come, first served.
The log kitchen shelter located at the Cascade Lake swim area is reservable. It includes stone fireplace, wood grill, sink, electrical outlets and lights. Capacity is 100 people. To make a reservation, visit online
or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. NOTE: Parking for this shelter is shared with swim beach users and may fill up on summer days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.