Orcas Village, Washington facts for kids
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Orcas Village, seen from the water (August 2007)
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Orcas Village (sometimes just called Orcas) 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 several restaurants and souvenir stands. It is also 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 and private marina, a fuel dock and storage tanks, and parking for islanders who commute off-island by ferry. It is designated for future commercial growth as an activity center under San Juan County's comprehensive plan.
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