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Visiting Washington State Parks

May 2, 2022

Advice from a Park Ranger Like many people, I was introduced to camping through my family. We used parks for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. So, as I was growing up, going camping at parks was a favorite …

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Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

May 1, 2022

This page has the latest information on major closures to recreational lands and roads on the Olympic Peninsula as well as required permit information. Regular seasonal closures as well as privately-owned campgrounds and RV parks will not be listed here …

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Airstream RV Olympic Peninsula

RVing on the Olympic Peninsula

March 29, 2022

Roaming and Rambling in your RV The siren call of nature’s beauty beckons, inviting us outside, luring us to travel again and see new places. We’re ready to do something different. With a playground as compelling as the Olympic Peninsula, …

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A hiker at Rialto Beach with seastacks

You Can’t Get Any More Northwest!

March 29, 2022

Let’s face it, Northwesterners are a bit quirky. We’re outdoorsy, adventurous and impervious to the rain. No umbrellas for us—it’s waterproof rain jackets with hoods all the way. Oh, and waterproof boots, too. We’re often dressed like we’re about to …

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3 Reasons Grays Harbor County is a Favorite Destination

March 25, 2022

Located in the southwest region of the Olympic Peninsula, you’ll find Grays Harbor County. In this special corner of the Pacific Northwest, you can stick your toe in the Pacific Ocean then after a 45-minute, scenic drive, take in the …

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Spruce Railroad Trail family

COVID-19 Updates

March 14, 2022

Your resource for the latest COVID-19 updates on the Olympic Peninsula. Read below for information on planning a trip to our region, how to recreate responsibly, and restaurant, event, transportation and outdoor recreation statuses. Last updated May 2, 2022 State …

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Oysters, the Original Love Story

March 2, 2022

The interesting thing about oysters is that they are passionately regarded by many. Few “sort of like” or “kind of dislike” oysters. Instead, words like love and hate are thrown vehemently at these unassuming mollusks. Simple, yet complex, and having …

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Port Townsend’s Boatbuilding Legacy

February 1, 2022

The first thing you see when entering Port Townsend is a horizon of boats—some new, some old, some in great shape, and some needing work. You don’t have to love boats, or be a boat builder, to enjoy all the …

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Building the Olympic Discovery Trail

December 30, 2021

If you are a walker, runner, cyclist or just a general outdoor enthusiast, you don’t want to miss the chance to explore the Olympic Discovery Trail, traversing the North Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean. For more …

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7 Cedars Holiday Lights

Holiday Light Displays on the Olympic Peninsula

November 30, 2021

Ever wonder who puts up all the gorgeous holiday lights we see across the Olympic Peninsula? Are they all volunteers, lighting experts or a combination of both? Curious minds want to know, so let’s go behind the scenes to look …

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