Traffic Pattern at The Exchange

Please pay careful attention to signs and direction arrows when entering and leaving ORS/The Exchange. Our traffic pattern is mandated by San Juan County, and helps to keep vehicles from circling on and off Orcas Road. Most importantly:

EVERY driver will enter at the western gate, and EVERY driver will leave via the eastern gate.

We know the pattern isn’t perfect—the site has inherent limitations that we had to work around. But with our growing popularity and the summer influx of visitors, we ask from you two favors–your patience, and that you follow the direction of signs and staff. Generally, remember to drive clockwise, around The Exchange building.

Thanks to everyone for your cooperation as we made this change to help keep all visitors safer! When in doubt, follow the big yellow arrows!

The Exchange is Open - with Some Changes!

Drop-off days: Friday & Sunday (closed to shoppers) - RESERVATION REQUIRED

Shopping days: Thursday, Saturday, & Monday - Facial coverings required; Foot traffic may be limited

The Transfer Station is open normal hours: Thursday-Monday 10am-4pm