Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center

Junction of Highway 104 & Highway 19,
PO Box 65478,
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

tel: 360-437-0120

For all travelers crossing the Hood Canal Bridge on Highway 104 the Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center is the first Information Center you will see on the Olympic Peninsula. Located at the Junction of Highway 104 and Highway 19 we have the most extensive collection of free information on all of the recreational opportunities and sights to see on the Peninsula.  We  have the inside story when it comes to seeing the best of the Olympic National Park from your car or taking a day hike.  From lodging and dinning questions to festivals or events that are scheduled when you arrive on the Peninsula the Gateway Visitor Center has the information. 

If history is on your agenda our Visitor Center also has a Museum area featuring exhibits of the early days on the Olympic Peninsula. Photographs of scenes and artifacts from the early logging, fishing, and, farming areas in rural Jefferson County can be viewed here at the Visitor Center.   Our Museum displays are provided by the Jefferson County Historical Society,  you can contact the Historical Society for more information on the rest of our County Museums here

For current and historic information stop in and see us. 
We are open 9:00 A. M. to 5:00 P. M. daily from May 1st. through Labor Day weekend. 

From Labor Day weekend through the end of April we are open daily from 10:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M.

Download the new Olympic Peninsula Adventure Map and Listings at the bottom of this page.

Helpful links for more information:

Lodging in Jefferson County ~ Information

Best dining in Jefferson County ~ Information

Parks in Jefferson County ~ Information

Migratory Waterfowl Tour ~ Information

RV and Camping in Jefferson County (outside of Port Townsend) ~ Information

Emerald Towns: Quilcene and Brinnon ~ Information

Jefferson County Farms ~ Information

Port Townsend Cider Route ~ Information

Olympic Peninsula Whale Tales & Whale Tails ~ Information

Geocaching in Jefferson County (and elsewhere ) ~ Information

Olympic Culinary Loop ~ Information

Olympic National Park ~ Information

Brinnon and Quilcene Area Trails ~ information

Port  Townsend Area Trails ~ information

Port Ludlow Area Trails ~ information

Western Jefferson County Area Trails ~ information

Hood Canal Ranger District- Quilcene office ~ Information

Olympic National Forest - Hiking Trails ~ trails - Short, medium and long

Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center ~ visit

Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center ~ visit

Centrum - Washington's Home for the Arts ~ visit

Guide to Port Townsend  ~ ptguide

Orca Network ~ Information

Center for Whale Research ~ Information

Current weather and forecasts: NWS

Washington State Ferries ~ Schedule

Area Boat Launches ~ ramps

Jefferson County Web Cams ~ webCams

Jefferson County Fairgrounds ~ visit

Fort Flagler State Park ~ visit

Friends of Fort Flagler ~ visit

Port Townsend Marine Science Center ~ PTMSC

Admiralty Audubon Society ~ information

Port Townsend Film Fest ~ Information

Port Townsend Bicycle Association ~ Bikes

Jefferson Equestrian Association ~ Information

The Port Townsend Virtual Art Museum ~ Explore Art

Hadlock Days Festival ~ Information

Port Ludlow Activities and Forums ~ PLVC

Port Ludlow Voice ~ News

Port Ludlow Today ~ Information

Shellfish Safety ~ Shellfish map

Streamflow Data for fishers ~ Link

Hurricane Ridge in Winter ~ Information

Chimacum, Port Hadlock & Marrowstone Island Information ~ here

Jefferson County Map and Destination Listings ~ here


Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365