Fowler’s Pond Preserve, Orcas Island


Fowler’s Pond is a beloved Orcas Island landmark. These 40.25 acres include gently sloping grassy meadows, woodlands, and two scenic ponds. Preserved together, these habitats provide a biologically-rich environment. Some of the wildlife residents include common snipes, coots, wood ducks, pacific chorus frogs, red-legged frogs, and rough skin newts. Guided by public opinion, access to this wildlife preserve is currently by permission only, yet Fowler’s Pond remains a favorite scenic vista from both Horseshoe Highway and Crow Valley Road. In 2006, the addition of an adjacent nine forested hilltop acres known as “Fowler’s Knob” expanded this preserve to what it is today.

Photo Credit: Denise Thomasin