Visit Lake Quinault | Things To Do | The Olympic Peninsula, WA

Lake Quinault & Quinault Rain Forest

Lush. Mysterious. Amble through a valley of towering trees and experience a dazzling glacier-fed lake.

Pack your sense of awe and adventure. From forest to lakeshore, the theme here is water.

Merriman Falls at Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula

Merriman Falls at Lake Quinault

Thanks to a hefty dose of annual rainfall, this enchanting region of the Olympic Peninsula is home to six record-setting giants—the largest western red cedar, Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, yellow cedar, mountain hemlock and western hemlock trees.

Opt for vigorous trails or family-friendly hikes under a rain-forest canopy or take in a scenic loop drive to get close to centuries-old trees, waterfalls and wildlife that will blow your mind.

The deep-blue waters of Lake Quinault offer water and shoreline adventure. It’s an ideal spot to pitch camp or set yourself up in a historic lodge that’s a National Parks treasure.

Map of Olympic Peninsula Destination Area


  • Kestner Homestead & Maple Glade trail

  • Lake Quinault

  • Lake Quinault Museum

  • Quinault Rain Forest Loop Drive

  • Valley of the Rain Forest Giants

  • Waterfall tours



  • Quinault Rain Forest Bike Ride: June

  • Rain Forest Mushroom Festival: October

Stories FROM Lake Quinault & Quinault Rain Forest

Falls Creek Campground

July Creek Picnic Area—Panoramic lake views that will astound

September 5, 2018

Take a scenic respite at July Creek Picnic Area. You’ll find one the best vantage points in the Quinault Valley, a natural wonderland and gateway to alpine meadows, turquoise waters and ice-carved peaks. Home to majestic Roosevelt elk, record-breaking trees, …

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