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Dog-Friendly Destinations on the Olympic Peninsula
We understand that your dog is not just a pet but part of your family! Of course you want to bring your dog with you on your trip to the Olympic Peninsula. This region of Washington State is a large and diverse landscape ranging from Pacific beaches to alpine meadows and everything in-between. And while most places in the Olympic National Park do prohibit dogs there are thousands of acres to keep you and your furry family member(s) busy. (Scroll to the bottom to download our Dog Friendly Destinations Map!)
A couple things to remember when traveling with your dog:
Please keep your dog on a leash unless otherwise permitted.
Please be aware of any specific passes required to enter a park.
Please clean up after your dog.
Please make sure you and your dog stay hydrated while exploring.
Dog-Friendly Locations in...
Kalaloch beaches between the Hoh and Quinault Reservations (including Ruby Beach, Beach 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Moments in Time Trail near Lake Crescent Lodge at Barnes Point
Peabody Creek Trail south of Port Angeles
Rialto Beach to Ellen Creek
Spruce Railroad Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent
All trails within the Olympic National Forest are dog friendly. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/Olympic for a full listing.
All state parks are dog friendly. Visit Parks.state.wa.us/842/Olympic-Peninsula-Region for a map of some of the state parks on the Olympic Peninsula.
Anderson Lake, west of Chimacum
Bogachiel State Park, Forks
Dosewallips State Park, Brinnon
Fort Flagler State Park, north tip of Marrowstone Island
Fort Townsend Historical State Park, south of Port Townsend
Fort Worden Historical State Park, Port Townsend
Kinney Point State Park Property, south tip of Marrowstone Island (reachable by beachable boats only)
Mystery Bay, Nordland on Marrowstone Island
Pleasant Harbor State Park, Brinnon
Potlatch State Park, Shelton
Triton Cove State Park, Triton
Clallam Bay Spit County Park, Clallam Bay
Cline Spit County Park, Sequim
Dungeness Landing County Park, Sequim
Dungeness Recreation Area (Campground and day use area only), Sequim
Freshwater Bay County Park, Between Port Angeles & Joyce
Lake Pleasant County Park, Beaver
Mary Lukes Wheeler County Park, Sequim
Marlyn Nelson County Park (A.K.A. Port Williams Beach), Sequim
Pillar Point Recreation Area, On Hwy 112 just east of Pysht
Robin Hill Farm County Park, Sequim
Salt Creek Recreation Area, Joyce
Verne Samuelson Trail, Port Angeles
...Other Parks and Trails!
Cape Flattery Trail, Neah Bay
Ediz Hook, Port Angeles (Follow Front St. into downtown and continue on past the marina as it turns into Marine Dr. Follow the road straight through the paper mill on the west side of town.)
Elwha River Mouth (Follow Elwha Dike access point at the end of Place Rd.), Port Angeles
First Beach, La Push
Olympic Discovery Trail, Port Townsend to La Push, Visit OlympicDiscoveryTrail.com for full information
Port Angeles Dog Park (Near Lincoln Park, Off-leash permitted)
Port Townsend Dog Park (Near Chetzemoka Park, Off-leash permitted)
Sequim Dog Park (Carrie Blake Park, Off-leash permitted)
Trail of Senses Interpretive Hike in the Elk Creek Conservation Area, Calawah Way, Forks
Pet Boarding & Lodging
Still want to explore the National Park on your trip? Leaving your furry family with a trusty pet boarder for the day is a safe and convenient option. Contact any of our local Visitor Centers for information on pet boarding businesses. Click here to view the Olympic Peninsula Travel Planner which lists all pet-friendly lodgings on the peninsula.
Check out our Dog Friendly Destinations Pinterest Board!
Download the Dog-Friendly Destinations Map below!