Deer Harbor Waterfront Preserve, Orcas Island (Accessible to the public)

Deer harbor waterfront preserve

These precious two acres with 650 feet of low-bank marine shoreline and associated tidelands are ideally located just north of the Deer Harbor hamlet. Mixed forest and an area of open meadow with a walking path provide public access to the shoreline and views across the harbor to the Wasp Islands. A variety of birds utilize this land including bald eagles, osprey, kingfishers, and hummingbirds. The Land Bank’s restoration efforts here have improved important shoreline processes and habitat function to benefit forage fish that are essential to salmon.