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OlympicNationalParkVisitorCenterhasinormationonindig-enousspeciesandsaetyinormationabouttheanimalsyoudontwanttoseeupclosesuchasblackbearbobcatsandcougar.HikersParadiseTrailsvarywidelyromstrollingonnaturetrailstoclimbingrockacesinthehighmountains.ThePeninsulahasover900milesotrailsmanythatcanbeenjoyedyearround.Asyouex-plorethetrailsandvisitthescenicbackcountryandwildernesspleasebeconsiderateandleavenotraceoyourpassing.HikerswithdogsmightwanttoconsiderForestServicetrailsasour-leggedriendscanfndo-leashreedom.SailingMarinasWaterwaysothenewlydesignatedSalishSeaareamarinersdream.TheStraitoJuandeFucatothenorthisachallengingandexhilaratingsailingexperience.Marinasoroceanfshingincludeworld-renownedSekiuClallamBayNeahBayandLaPushorspectacularcatches.AlongtheStraitPortAngelesHarborandSe-quimBayoerprotectionorsmallcratandmoorage.TheHoodCanalisaglacialjordwithmanysecludedcovesandbeaches.HopeIslandParklocatednearSheltoncanbereachedonlybyboat.TheQuilceneBoatHavenandtwoPleasantHarbormarinascanbeoundonHoodCanal.SeveralothermarinasoerpublicmoorageinPortTownsendPortHadlockandPortLudlow.FishingForagingSurroundedbythePacifcOceantheStraitoJuandeFucaandHoodCanalthefshingpossibilitiesareendless.Someothebest28GolfngAmildclimateandsmallcrowdsmakegolfngayear-roundactivityPortAngelesSemi-privatePeninsulaGolCourseandPar3linkscourseatSaltCreekPortTownsendpubliccoursesDiscoveryBayPTGolCourseSequimCedarsatDungenesswithitsamouscrab-shapedsandtrapSunlandGolCountryClubandSkyRidgeSheltonSalishClisGolCourseawardwinningprocourseTheResortAtPortLudlowChampionshipcourseUnionAlderbrookGolratedatop25courseintheNorthwestWaterAdventuresKayakingCanoeingSUPRiverRatingSurfngOlympicPeninsulahasmanylakesriversandshorelinesthatoerreshandsaltwateropportunitiesorwateradventures.LaPushsFirstBeachandNeahBaysHobuckBeacharepopularspotsorsur-ing.StandUpPaddlingSUPisbeingembracedonLakeCrescentandthesandybeachesoCrescentBayandSaltCreekRecreationArea.KayakerswillfndHoodCanalsshoresidealorendlessex-ploringasaretheinlandwatersotheStraitoJuandeFucaromPortTownsendtoNeahBay.FreshwaterBaywestoPortAngelesandprotectedDungenessBaynorthoSequimarebothavor-iteplacesorwateractivityandobservingavarietyobirdsandsealie.SequimBayPortAngelesHarborandClallamBayareallavoritesosmallcratenthusiastsasarearealakes.RiversincludingtheHohQuillayuteSolDucandElwhaarepopularorratingandkayaking.DivingSurroundedonthreesidesbywatertheOlympicPeninsulahassomeothebestdivingontheWestCoast.ForreshwaterdivingtryLakeCrescentandLakeOzette.TherearemanylocationsaroundthecoastothePeninsulathatoerdivingandmarineservices.SomeotheareaswaterssuchastheopencoastalwatersotheNationalMarineSanctuaryaresuitableonlyoradvanceddivers.DivinginHoodCanalisworldrenownedoritsclarityintheo-season.WildlieViewingTheOlympicPeninsulaisoneothebestplacesontheglobetoviewdiversewildlieatcloseproximity.Black-taileddeerinhabitthehillsandlowlandsandarerequentlyseenthroughouttheregion.LikewiseeaglesandraptorssuchasalconsandhawkspopulatemanyareasonthePeninsula.Intheallspawningseasonbringsdierentspeciesosalmonintotheriversandstreams.InOlympicNationalParkmountaingoatsliveinthehigheraltitudeswhileRooseveltelkroaminthelowerareasandmoveinandoutotheParkboundaries.Youmayalsoseeanelusivemarmotorafsheraspeciesthatwasre-introducedintotheParkin2008.TheSpecialInterestTravelElkHerdPhotoJeanWyattPhotoCourtesyoftheNorthwestMaritimeCenterGolfCourseinPortLudlow