Port Angeles & Lake Crescent

Outdoorsy. Adventurous. A food and libation paradise. Find yourself where snowcapped mountains meet the sea.

Port Angeles Pier

Perched on the northern shore of the Olympic Peninsula between mountains and sea, Port Angeles is the ultimate basecamp. At your doorstep a million acres of Olympic National Park await including one its most popular destinations—Hurricane Ridge.

Enjoy the wonder of nearby Lake Crescent, a glacially carved lake with clear-water views to almost 60 feet. Dip your paddle in turquoise-hued alpine waters or rushing rivers. Bike, hike and run through old-growth forests, or cast a line for wild salmon.

The adventure doesn’t stop there. Experience a hip and historic city Outside Magazine calls one of the best spots to live in the U.S. Stroll, shop and discover local art and music, fresh-from-the sea cuisine, and regional craft beer and wine. Those with a curious spirit will enjoy the Underground Tour. Downtown Port Angeles is also your connection to the 28-mile Olympic Discovery Trail, perfect for a long-distance ride or run or leisurely family outing.

Must SEES

  • Dolphin and whale watching

  • Feiro Marine Life Center

  • Marymere Falls

  • Port Angeles Fine Art Center and Webster’s Woods Art Park

  • Spruce Railroad Trail

  • Museum at the Carnegie

HIDDEN Gem

Save THE DATE

  • Juan de Fuca Arts Festival: May

  • Port Angeles Maritime Festival: June

  • Ride the Hurricane: August

  • Arts & Draughts Beer & Wine Festival: September

  • Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival: October

Stories FROM Port Angeles & Lake Crescent

Ediz Hook—Views that stretch from peaks to city to sea

September 5, 2018

A bike, hike or walk along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles will lead you to one of the best views in the region. Under clear or cloudy skies, you’ll see the Olympic Mountains jut sky-high above the city and pop against the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s sapphire seawater. The vista is simply unforgettable. The three-mile, crescent-shaped sand spit extends from …

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