A membership with Friends is $25. Membership fees help us fund trail maps, emergency phone service in the park (where there is no cell service), sustain organizational efforts, educational outreach and park projects. Donations also help us fund the Moran Creek hatchery operations and our internship program at the Summit Learning Center.
You can pay online below or mail your check to Friends P.O. Box 1961, Eastsound, WA 98245. We appreciate your support! Thank you. We’ll also be sending a reminder postcard that’s sure to capture your artful eye. Let us know what you think!
Our Gift Shop will be open on weekends, weather permitting! You can email or call 376-3111 to make sure we are open. The Summit Learning Center will be closed until Memorial Day weekend 2014. You will find us at the Orcas Senior Center Holiday fair in November -come pick up some local park related gifts for everyone on your list!
The Summit Learning Center, formerly the site of KVOS television broadcasting, is a work in progress. We opened in 2011 under the permission of state parks with the intention of illustrating the natural and human history at the summit. That history includes the vision of Rogan Jones setting up television broadcasting KVOS) and educating visitors of all ages about the diverse ecology. Interpretive opportunities can also be found in the historic stone tower. This area is dedicated to Robert Moran and the Civilian Conservation Corps.
The learning center is operated with volunteer staff and interns. If you are interested in volunteering please email us. If you are interested in our Internships 2013 please use this link.
Financial support is crucial to our learning center. If you came to visit and support our work, please consider donating to Friends of Moran SLC. You can help us build our internship program and further the goals of our educational outreach. You can click below or mail a check to us at Friends of Moran P.O. Box 1961, Eastsound, WA 98245.
A Discover Pass is required to park in Moran State Park. The annual Discover Pass will cost $30 annually ($10 daily) when purchased at the park. Daily passes will be available at the summit through an automatic ticket dispenser or at the Summit Learning Center. You can also purchase the annual Discover Pass at the registration booth, Orcas Outfitters. Visit discoverpass.wa.gov for details.
The State Parks free days for 2013 are:
Nov. 9 – 11: Veteran’s Day weekend
Thank you for your interest in Friends of Moran-we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1995. Over 18 years of supporting our state park and enhancing the visitor experience with the help of community, volunteers and YOU!