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A Magical Misty Tour
A delightful way to explore the Olympic Peninsula, the Waterfall Trail offers year-round adventure and dramatic beauty. From the cliffs of Cape Flattery, to the glacial fjord of the Hood Canal to the Enchanted Valley of the Quinault Rainforest, waterfalls of all sizes and shapes abound! Some are easy walks on fores trails, others reached via paved, wheel-chair accessible paths, still more are in the backcountry of Olympic National Park. Two falls can only be reached by boat.
United States47° 57' 38.1168" N, 123° 32' 58.0632" W
The shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the adjacent rivers, lakes, forests and the area surrounding Cape Flattery provide habitat for hundreds of species of birds. Murrelets and Murres are prized sightings. Shore birds, ducks and gulls are plentiful. In the fall and spring, thousands of Canadian geese, trumpeter swans, falcons, hawks, and sandhill cranes migrate through this area, and can be easily sighted.
Clallam Bay to Neah Bay
Frontier St.Clallam Bay, WA 98326
United States48° 15' 52.038" N, 124° 15' 4.5036" W
With its stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Victoria BC, Salt Creek Recreation Area is the perfect setting for exploration and discovery. Salt Creek is home to some of the most exceptional tide pools in the Northwest. Come during low tide and you'll see starfish, sea cucumbers, crabs, sea anemones, and urchins among the plentiful sea life on display. Many of these tide pools are located at the Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary (which is underwater at high tide).
Salt Creek Recreation Area
Camp Hayden RoadPort Angeles, WA
United States48° 8' 12.6744" N, 123° 40' 47.7732" W
Fort Flagler State Park is a 784-acre marine camping park surrounded on three sides by 19,100 feet of saltwater shoreline. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound, with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th-century-established military fort.It is located at the northern tip of Marrowstone Island.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Winter: Closed to camping Nov. 1, reopens March 1. The park is open year-round for day use.
State Parks Information Phone: 360-902-8844 Web Site: www.parks.wa.gov
Fort Flagler State Park WA
United States48° 5' 40.7688" N, 122° 42' 11.7288" W
Fort Townsend State Park is a 367-acre marine camping park featuring 3,960 feet of saltwater shoreline on Port Townsend Bay. The heavily wooded park has a rich military history dating from pioneer days. Resting high on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound is a marine camping park with fantastic views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.
surrounded on three sides by beautiful saltwater shoreline. Home to buildings of a historic 19th-century-established military fort, it also boasts
Fort Townsend State Park
1370 Old Fort Townsend RdPort Townsend, WA
United States48° 4' 41.8908" N, 122° 48' 52.4628" W
Mystery Bay State Park on Marrowstone Island is a 10-acre marine park is reachable by car off of Highway 116 or boat. The park features 685 feet of saltwater shoreline on Mystery Bay and offers a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains.
Marrowstone Island, WA