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Orcas Village
Orcas Village, seen from the water (August 2007)
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Coordinates: 48°35′52.4″N 122°56′40.7″W / 48.597889°N 122.944639°W / 48.597889; -122.944639Coordinates: 48°35′52.4″N 122°56′40.7″W / 48.597889°N 122.944639°W / 48.597889; -122.944639
Country United States
State Washington
County San Juan
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)

Orcas Village (sometimes just called Orcas or Orcas Landing) is an unincorporated community located at southeastern corner of the West Sound watershed on Orcas Island in San Juan County, Washington, United States. It is where the Washington State Ferry lands on the island, and consequently handles all vehicular traffic to and from the island.

While the island can also be accessed by Orcas Island Airport or by private boats, the ferry connection means that most people enter and leave the island through this small village, which consequently has restaurants, small grocery, and gift shops. It is home to the Orcas Hotel—built 1904 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982—and also has a small public dock, a private marina, and parking for islanders who commute off-island by ferry. It is designated as an activity center under San Juan County's comprehensive plan.

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