July Creek Picnic Area—Panoramic lake views that will astound | Olympic Peninsula

July Creek Picnic Area—Panoramic lake views that will astound

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, tumbling waterfalls and miles of trails, the treasured Quinault Valley is a destination like no other for adventurers, nature lovers and serenity seekers. July Creek Picnic Area along Lake Quinault’s north shore is a great spot to soak it all up.

Enjoy amazing vistas from your picnic bench, then lace up your hiking shoes and hit the well-maintained trails. You’ll have oodles of photo ops along the way and are likely to spot eagles, hummingbirds, woodpeckers and more. Don’t be surprised if you come across discarded antlers.

Pro Travel Tips:

It’s always a good idea to come prepared with the right gear. (It is a rain forest, after all.)

The narrow North Shore Road to July Creek Picnic Area isn’t suitable for trailers or large RVs. If you have questions about getting there, stop by the Pacific Ranger District Quinault office on the south shore of Lake Quinault or call (360) 288-2525.