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The Best Olympic Peninsula Books

May 19, 2021

We’re here to help you experience our cultural diversity, natural mysteries, culinary delights and kicked-back life with our recommendations for 21 of the best fiction and non-fiction books about the Olympic Peninsula. Scroll to view the entire list or click …

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Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

May 13, 2021

Scroll down to see what is open on the Olympic Peninsula, including Olympic National Park & Forest, Washington State Parks, County Parks and Tribal Lands. View each recreation area categorized by land jurisdiction. Not all parks and trails are listed. …

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10 Uncrowded Beaches Around the Olympic Peninsula

April 1, 2021

From majestic sea stacks to clifftop vistas of the expansive Pacific Ocean to secluded beaches on quiet coves and bays, the Olympic Peninsula is a beach lover’s paradise. When you need a beach fix but want to be surrounded by …

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My first time as a lighthouse keeper at New Dungeness

January 29, 2021

It was a bucket-list dream come true. My Christmas present was an annual membership to the New Dungeness Light Station Association, and a reservation to spend the last week of 2020 in the lighthouse keeper’s house at New Dungeness Lighthouse …

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Jamestown S'Klallam Casino Totems on the Olympic Peninsula, WA

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

Winter Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

December 23, 2020

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

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Cross-country skier at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

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 Updates

November 17, 2020

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 April 9, 2021 Healthy …

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driving through Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park

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 itinerary 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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