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Totem Poles of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

December 23, 2020

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has been carving totem poles for over 25 years. More than 35 totems grace their tribal campus in Blyn, seven miles east of Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula. They are magnificent works of art providing a …

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Copalis Ghost Forest

December 16, 2020

What was once a forest along the Copalis River less than a mile upstream from the town of Copalis is now a cluster of preserved tree trunks stripped of their branches. They stand as scientific proof of the great Japanese …

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Rialto Beach

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

November 17, 2020

Last updated November 17, 2020 See our new Guidelines for Visiting the Olympic Peninsula pdf and Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands blog to check what is open. To stay informed on Governor Inslee’s Four Phase Reopening Plan, follow …

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Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

September 17, 2020

Last updated January 4, 2021 This page will be updated daily or as needed. Scroll down to view each recreation area categorized by land jurisdiction. Not all parks and trails are listed. Independently owned and operated campgrounds and RV parks …

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Olympic Peninsula’s Best Kept Secrets Along the West Coast, USA

August 10, 2020

Summer is always a popular time to travel. However, when it comes to planning your trip to the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, it’s time to change it up. Fall is the ideal time to visit since crowds have dispersed, colors are …

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A geocache box on the beach

Geocaching 101 – a guide to treasure hunting for beginners

July 27, 2020

Geocaching offers something for everyone If you’ve been longing for adventure, love technology and want to get outside for some exercise, we’ve got a solution for you. Take a road trip to the Olympic Peninsula for a treasure hunt and …

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Airstream RV Olympic Peninsula

RVing on the Olympic Peninsula

June 29, 2020

Written by guest-blogger, Christina Pivarnik, RVer for 20 years Roaming and Rambling in your RV After months of being confined at home, the siren call of nature’s beauty beckons, inviting us outside, luring us to travel again and see new …

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Recreate Responsibly

May 22, 2020

Washingtonians Want to Get Outside! We’re all eager to get back outdoors to visit our favorite trails and parks, but we want to do it right, and right now we need to continue to do it locally. Wherever your outdoor …

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Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

May 5, 2020

Written by guest blogger Jenna Ziogas, Education Coordinator of the Dungeness River Audubon Center World Migratory Bird Day is May 9, 2020. This year’s World Migratory Bird Day theme is, “Birds Connect Our World.” The pathways of migratory birds transcend …

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Four Ways to Relax & Recharge on the Olympic Peninsula

November 4, 2019

It’s a fact: time spent outdoors in nature benefits body, mind and soul.  Exposure to green spaces and the natural environment has shown a reduction in stress levels, increased social connectedness, and an overall improved well-being. Feel like you or …

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