Cascade Lake, Moran State Park, Orcas Island in Washington State with Video in 4K UHD

A self-supported trip created by PresenceVideography

Trip Overview

Highlights of July evening kayaking trip on Cascade Lake on Orcas Island, part of the San Juan Islands, in Washington State, with video in 4K UHD including the highlights below. You can also find the full video on Overall this was a great kayaking trip for a couple of hours. You could also make this a half day trip if you added going around the south end of the lake. Suitable for all kayaking levels, and all types of paddlers including paddle boarding and canoeing. Rentals available on main beach for those without their kayak, or that would like to try it for the first time, highly recommended! Camping available at Moran State Park, one of the best campsites in Washington State, also highly recommended ... but get a reservation well in advance. Check out the resource link below. Be sure to also check out the Mountain Lake and Deer Harbor to Jones Island kayaking videos for other trips on / from Orcas Island. This island is world class for kayaking ... still so many great trips yet to do!

⏱️ 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 (launch point to Jones Island):

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:


Best Regards,

Safety Notes

Check winds. We used DeepZoom. See link in description.

Gear Notes

Perception Captiva 16ft sea kayaks


Calm winds, warm summer evening.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 7/26/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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