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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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Winter Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

December 23, 2020

Winter is a very busy time for birds and birders in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Many species gather here during their non-breeding time of year, from thousands of ducks in Dungeness Bay to scads of sparrows visiting backyard feeders. The Sequim-Dungeness …

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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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Cross-country skier at Hurricane Ridge

A Guide to Winter Recreation at Olympic National Park

November 23, 2020

From snow-blanketed mountains to evergreen forests dripping with rain and ocean beaches pounded by winter storm waves, there are many ways to recreate in the winter at Olympic National Park. Although most of areas of the park are open, some …

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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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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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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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Olympic Peninsula Suggested Books, Volume 6

May 15, 2020

Written by guest-blogger and local bibliophile, Mary Brelsford. Cover Photo Courtesy of Port Book and News. We could not let these four books be left off the list, so we are calling it, Our “Deep Dive and Some Poetry” List. …

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Olympic Peninsula Suggested Books, Volume 5

May 11, 2020

Written by guest-blogger and local bibliophile, Mary Brelsford. Cover Photo Courtesy of Port Book and News. Judging by the number of people who make the Twilight pilgrimage to Forks and the surrounding area, a LOT of people like romance and …

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