The sandy bay that fronts most of Odlin County Park is a welcome relief from the rocky cliffs surrounding many of the San Juan Islands.
Approach: Land at boat launch
Location: Southwest corner of Upright Head.
Hazards: Heavy boat traffic in Upright Channel with accompanying wakes.
Sites: 1 adjacent to boat ramp.
Water: Faucet. Not available in winter.
Sanitation: Vault toilet
Overflow: Overflow camping is available for people without a car.
Ownership: San Juan County Parks: www.sanjuanco.com/parks
Fires: Fires in established fire pits only. Beach fires are not permitted. Check for burn bans.
Extras: Hiking, picnic area
Fees: Fees vary by season. Check for details at: www.sanjuanco.com/495/Lopez-Island
Special Considerations: Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult for overnight camping privileges. Sites are bordered by private property.
Natural History: The steep sea floor is ideal for scuba divers. The currents around Upright Head provide good nutrients for underwater species and sometimes trouble for kayaks.