Glamping is now at Moran

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has teamed up with Wanderlust Camps to offer a new style of luxury camping at Moran State Park on Orcas Island.

It’s called “glamping” – a style of camping that’s been gaining popularity in recent years. Overnighters visiting the beautiful park on Orcas Island can simply pack a bag and leave the sleeping bags, tents and other camping gear behind. Visitors can enjoy the island and park and look forward to a night of luxury in a classic canvas-wall tent featuring tasteful furnishings, a cushy queen-size bed and comfortable mattress fitted with luxury linens.

Wanderlust Camps, based on Orcas Island, sets up the amenities for campers who reserve any of the five glamping sites in the South End Loop of Moran State Park. Two of the sites are outfitted to accommodate two people, and there are three sites that accommodate up to four.  Costs for two “glampers” range from $119 to $219 per night before tax.

Scott Hale, chief experience officer of Wanderlust Camps says, “This collaboration provides a great opportunity for state parks and Wanderlust to serve up a new kind of outdoor experience in one of the finest state parks in the country.”

Eric Watilo, State Parks’ Northwest Region Manager, said that for Parks, the new partnership  represents the state agency’s progress on its Transformation Strategy, an initiative focused on sustaining the park system.

“Arrangements like this one with Wanderlust Camps help with transformation by allowing us to meet public recreation needs while ensuring that we meet the stewardship part of our mission and protect the natural resources in parks,” Watilo said. “This new activity helps us do our part to earn revenues in balance with public funding to operate the park system. We’re excited to be offering glamping at Moran, and we think it’s going to be a popular option for people.”

Visitors may reserve a glamping tent by calling (360) 298-1684 or online at www.WanderlustCamps.com.