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Shelton & South Puget Sound

Untamed. Bold. Explore an ancient fjord that will feed your outdoor spirit and sate your appetite for fresh, local and wild.

Shelton OysterFest in Puget Sound on the Olympic Peninsula

Shelton OysterFest

Find your way to the south end of the Olympic Peninsula, where the sky’s the limit, and adventure is waiting just below the surface.

Climb a peak or wander soft paths through old-growth cedar and fir. Explore freshwater lakes and tumbling waterfalls, and experience one-of-a-kind scuba in a glacial-formed saltwater fjord. Enjoy a warm welcome in quaint coastal towns and get to know the city of Shelton, where you can jump from a plane above the Olympic Mountains or dive in to the community’s forestry heritage.

Bring your appetite. Hood Canal is home to some of the best seafood in the country, including prized oysters, clams, shrimp, salmon and that delicious enigma we call geoduck. Celebrate the bounty at annual festivals, where you can harvest, taste and see champion shuckers in action.

Map of Olympic Peninsula Destination Area


  • Dalby Waterwheel

  • High Steel Bridge

  • Mason County Historical Society Museum

  • Shellfish farms

  • Staircase—Entrance to Olympic National Park



  • Hama Hama Oyster Rama: April

  • Bluegrass from the Forest: May

  • Fjordin Crossin’: June

  • Taste of Hood Canal: August

  • Oysterfest: October

Stories FROM Shelton & South Puget Sound

At the Drive-in Movie

Skyline Drive-In—A blast from the past

September 5, 2018

The Olympic Peninsula is home to a huge slice of nostalgia and Americana that’s tough to find anywhere else. The iconic Skyline Drive-In in Shelton is one of only five remaining drive-in movie theaters in Washington state. Fewer than 300 remain …

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