Things to do

Olympic National Park

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...

Olympic National Forest

Olympic National Forest covers over 633,000 acres and is made up of two ranger districts: the Hood Canal and the Pacific. It offers a wide range of recreation, including hiking, camping, backpacking, picnicking, boating and other outdoor...

Hiking and Camping

With state, county, city and private campgrounds, not to mention Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest, visitors can take their pick of a variety of camping experiences, ranging from extremely primitive to amenity-laden. Trails also...

Cape Flattery Trail

As you near Neah Bay, look for tufted puffin nesting on the sea stacks from spring to early summer, and common murres perched on Tatoosh Island. Look in the water for bobbing sooty shearwaters. During the spring thousands of migrating hawks,...

Dungeness Spit and Lighthouse

At 5.5 miles in length, the Dungeness Spit is the world's longest naturally occurring sandspit and home to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a sanctuary for over 250 species of birds, 41 species of land mammals and eight...

Fort Worden State Park

Perched at the northern entrance to Puget Sound near Port Townsend, Fort Worden State Park, a military base that was commissioned in 1902, is a legendary gathering place. With a 360 degree panorama of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, the Fort's...

Hiking in the Hood Canal Region

Quilcene and Brinnon are nestled between the beautiful Hood Canal and the Hood Canal Ranger District of the Olympic National Forest. This unique location leaves endless opportunities for hiking and visiting viewpoints. One-hundred and ten miles...

Hoh Rain Forest

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...

Ozette Wilderness Hike

Travelers will find the northwest entrance to Olympic National Park’s 57 miles of coastal wilderness at Lake Ozette.* (From Hwy 112 past Clallam Bay, turn southwest onto the Hoko-Ozette Road, follow 21 miles to the Ozette Ranger Station.)...

Bogachiel State Park

Bogachiel State Park is a thickly forested 123-acre camping park on the banks of the Bogachiel River. Remotely located on the tip of the Hoh Rainforest on the banks of the Bogachiel River, this thickly forested camping area abounds in lush...