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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 November 5, 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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Radishes

Summer Farmers Markets

July 31, 2020

(Radishes cover photo courtesy of Andrew Wiese) Summer is Peak Season for Olympic Peninsula Farmers Markets National Farmers Market Week is August 2-8, 2020 and we’re celebrating how much we value our local markets by bringing you the latest tips …

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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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A plate of crab cakes and coleslaw

Dine-In at Home: Delivery and Pick-Up Food Options around the Olympic Peninsula

April 2, 2020

On March 15, Governor Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation that included temporarily closing all restaurants, bars and entertainment establishments in order to minimize group gatherings and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, restaurants are allowed to provide …

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Taste of the Olympic Peninsula

March 27, 2020

If your love of good food drives your choices for travel, explore the Olympic Culinary Loop—the most delicious way to experience the Olympic Peninsula. The region’s diverse micro-climates, coastal proximity and Native American heritage are not only part of the …

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