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Among the only protected temperate rain forests in the Northern Hemisphere, the Hoh Rain Forest is a not-to-be-missed attraction on the West Side of the Olympic Peninsula. Moisture-laden air from the Pacific brings an average of 140 inches of annual rainfall to the Hoh Valley,(record of 190 inches) in addition to condensed mist that contributes another 30 inches. Nineteen miles inland from Hwy 101 you’ll find the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.
Hoh Rainforest WA
Sequim Bay State Park is a year-round, 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of saltwater coast in the Sequim "rainshadow," just inside Puget Sound on the Olympic Peninsula. The bay is calm, the air is dry and interpretive opportunities await visitors. The Olympic Discovery Trail, popular with cyclists, hikers and dog lovers, passes through the park. The park is located between Blynn and the Washington Street exit for Sequim on Highway 101.
Summer: 8a.m. to dusk. Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk. The park is open year-round for camping and day use. Some campsites are closed in winter.
Sequim Bay State Park
269035 Highway 101Sequim, WA
United States48° 6' 22.9824" N, 123° 21' 27.4176" W
Scenic ocean shores with easy access are found in the Kalaloch (pronounced clay-lock) area, 15 miles south of the Rain Forest Road on Hwy 101. Beach Trail 4 is a pebble beach with dramatic surf (beware of the strong undertow), tidal pools and is a popular place to dip for smelt (schools of small fish that spawn in the surf in warm, calm weather and can be caught with a large net). Picturesque Ruby Beach with a meandering creek, dramatic sea stacks, and drift logs is named for its sometimes garnet-colored sand. A gold mining operation was located here in the early 1900’s.
United States47° 36' 16.92" N, 124° 22' 15.96" W
Named "Land of Sparkling Water" by the Quileute Tribe, Sol Duc Falls and Hot Springs is a place good for the body and Soul.
Whether soaking in the beauty of the area or soaking in the healing powers of Sol Duc Hot Springs, this spot offers a variety of outdoor acitivites.
Located about an hour west of Port Angeles, Washington on US Hwy 101, this secluded valley getaway boasts old growth forests, mineral springs, hiking, camping, massage therapy, kayaking, birding...scores of ways to melt away life's little tensions!
Sol Duc Hot Springs WA
Tickets for this self guided tour are available in advance or at the door for just $20.00 and entitle you to a special commemorative wine glass and complimentary wine tastings at each winery during this 10 day event. . Ticket and glass packages sold at the participating wineries during the event are available on a first come basis. Tickets are not required and you may visit any winery and participate by paying a small fee at each establishment. Get your ticket stamped at all 7 wineries and be eligible to enter our gift basket drawing. 11am-5pm
Historic weekend in Port Angeles, Walking tours, Driving tours, Tours of the Lower Elwha Dam, Farmers Market, Parade on Saturday, Car Show, Historical Venues throughout the downtown area and much more.
Perhaps the most dramatic beach in Washington State.
Shi Shi Beach is located west of Neah Bay. Shi Shi (pronounced shy-shy) was named "best nature beach" by the Travel Channel. It's a day trip you'll remember. Shi Shi is an unspoiled beach and is reached by driving 66 miles from Port Angeles, through ClallamBay-Sekiu and on through Neah Bay, then followed by a 3.3-mile hike. The trip is well worth the time and one can enjoy the scenic beauty of Hwy 112.
Shi Shi Beach WA
The Quilcene/Brinnon area holds an abundance of magnificant scenery just waiting for that special photograph. From magnificant mountain views at the top of one of our nearby mountain peaks, to the brilliance of the sunlite water of Hood Canal, to the soft light of forest trails winding along river banks or through wildflower meadows, this area is a photographer's dream.
Entrance is 5 miles South of Quilcene on Hwy 101 - WA
United States47° 47' 25.998" N, 122° 55' 31.2204" W
Also known as "One-Mile Beach," this straight, relatively level saltwater beach trail connects beautiful, rugged slate caves at the east and Eagle Point two miles to the west. Boaters fish near the trail, unaware of the old abandoned railroad grade that runs the length of the hillside above. The flat and forested trail, an easy walk from Sekiu resorts, provides access to the solitude of sand and surf. Vistas from the trail stretch across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island.
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
The majesty of the Olympic Mountains, the fairy-tale quality of the rain forests and the pristine wilderness coastline are great reasons to visit Olympic National Park. This World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve encompasses nearly one million acres and also includes glacier-carved lakes, waterfalls, over 600 miles of hiking trails, dozens of campgrounds and scenic vistas. Highlights of the Park include Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and 60 miles of unspoiled coastline.
Olympic National Park Visitor Information Center
600 E. Park Ave.Port Angeles, WA 98362
United States48° 6' 6.0048" N, 123° 25' 59.6748" W