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Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

September 17, 2020

Last updated September 24, 2020 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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Wildlife Viewing on the Olympic Peninsula

September 25, 2019

The Olympic Peninsula is a mecca for wildlife viewing. The three distinct ecosystems—alpine, rain forest and coastal beach—of Olympic National Park are home to an amazing array of wildlife. Bring your binoculars and watch for: Birds Galore Around 300 species …

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5 Ways to Slow Down and Embrace Fall

August 14, 2019

Road trip your way around the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park Fall is the perfect time for a stress-relief visit to the Olympic Peninsula. The crowds are small, the days are short (but still long enough), the air is …

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A Big Cedar Tree

The Big Cedar Tree—One of Olympic National Park’s hidden gems

June 23, 2019

Discover one of the impressive trees in the Pacific Northwest, a nearly 1000-year-old western red cedar. Located between Ruby Beach and Fourth Beach on US Hwy. 101 in Olympic National Park, you’ll find a sign for the Big Cedar Tree …

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