Parks

Pillar Point County Park & Beach

County Park contains 4.3 acres of land, vault toilets, concrete launch ramp for small boats, and saltwater beach access. Hit the mudflats during crab season or simply hang out on the shoreline, you can't go wrong here. The Park is adjacent to the Highway 112 National Scenic Byway, 35 miles west of Port Angeles. Pull off the road and picnic with a scenery palette that can't be beat. Sitting at home or in your office with your eyes closed, you can feel the soft breeze blowing off the water and hear the shorebirds and gulls cry out in their constant search of food.

Waterfalls and Scenic Walks on Hood Canal

Spend an hour, and afternoon or a week exploring our local treasured places. Clean air, clean water and spectacular scenery combine to create an unforgettable visit. Here are some of our favorite places:

Falls View Trail Waterfall in Quilcene, right off US Highway 101 (US Forest Service)

Rocky Brook Falls Waterfall in Brinnon, Dosewallips Road

Location

Rocky Brook Falls
3000 Dosewallips Rd
Brinnon, WA, 98320
United States
47° 43' 32.7468" N, 123° 0' 17.2404" W
See map: Google Maps

Salt Creek Recreation Area

With its stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Victoria BC, Salt Creek Recreation Area is the perfect setting for exploration and discovery.  Salt Creek is home to some of the most exceptional tide pools in the Northwest.  Come during low tide and you'll see starfish, sea cucumbers, crabs, sea anemones, and urchins among the plentiful sea life on display.  Many of these tide pools are located at the Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary (which is underwater at high tide). 

Location

Salt Creek Recreation Area
Camp Hayden Road
Port Angeles, WA
United States
48° 8' 12.6744" N, 123° 40' 47.7732" W
See map: Google Maps

Dungeness Recreation Area

This County Park, with sweeping views of the shipping traffic as they make their way through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, serves as the trailhead for the Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge.  

Dungeness Recreation Area has 67 campsites, 3 restrooms (2 with showers), group camping with a shelter, playground, hiking and equestrian trails, on 216 acres.

 Summer: 7 a.m. until dusk
Winter: Campground is closed October through March

The park is open year-round for day use.

Clallam County Parks Department Phone: 360-417-2291

Location

Dungeness Recreation Area
Lotzgesell Road
Sequim, WA
United States
48° 8' 5.3196" N, 123° 10' 4.53" W
See map: Google Maps

Camp David Jr. County Park

Camp David Jr. is an outdoor recreation resident camp located on the north shore of Lake Crescent. This 9.5 acre park is one of the oldest county parks in the state, rich in history. The facilities include a main lodge/kitchen/dining room building, eight sleeping cabins, two restrooms, two staff cabins, two beach cabins, swimming area, and more.

Summer: By reservation 360-928-3540 or ccpcd@olypen.com
Winter: Closed December and January

Clallam County Parks Department Phone: 360-417-2291

Location

Camp David Jr.
Lake Crescent
Port Angeles, WA
United States
48° 3' 36" N, 123° 49' 48" W
See map: Google Maps

Anderson Lake State Park

Anderson Lake State Park is a remote marine day-use park of cedar, fir and alder forest mixed with freshwater marshes. Surrounded by 410 wooded and wetland acres, the park slopes down to the 70-acre Anderson Lake and abounds with birds and wildlife.

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Winter: Closed Oct. 1, reopens April 20.

State Parks Information Phone: 360-902-8844 Web Site: www.parks.wa.gov

Location

Port Hadlock, WA
United States
48° 2' 44.0916" N, 122° 47' 42.8028" W
See map: Google Maps

Mystery Bay State Park

Mystery Bay State Park on Marrowstone Island is a 10-acre marine park is reachable by car off of Highway 116 or boat. The park features 685 feet of saltwater shoreline on Mystery Bay and offers a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains.

Location

Marrowstone Island, WA
United States
48° 3' 20.3328" N, 122° 41' 17.5848" W
See map: Google Maps

Shine Tidelands State Park

Shine Tidelands State Park is a 13-acre seasonal day-use park with 5,000 feet of tideland along Bywater Bay. At high tide, there is little beach available to the visitor. Shine Tidelands State Park is at the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge. It is also popular for wildlife and bird viewing.

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk. Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

State Parks Information Phone: 360-902-8844 Web Site: www.parks.wa.gov

Location

Shine Tidelands State ParkPort Ludlow, WA
United States
47° 55' 31.71" N, 122° 41' 4.776" W
See map: Google Maps

Fort Flagler State Park

Fort Flagler State Park is a 784-acre marine camping park surrounded on three sides by 19,100 feet of saltwater shoreline. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound, with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th-century-established military fort.It is located at the northern tip of Marrowstone Island.

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Winter: Closed to camping Nov. 1, reopens March 1. The park is open year-round for day use.

State Parks Information Phone: 360-902-8844 Web Site: www.parks.wa.gov

Location

Fort Flagler State ParkWA
United States
48° 5' 40.7688" N, 122° 42' 11.7288" W
See map: Google Maps

Fort Townsend State Park

Fort Townsend State Park is a 367-acre marine camping park featuring 3,960 feet of saltwater shoreline on Port Townsend Bay. The heavily wooded park has a rich military history dating from pioneer days. Resting high on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound is a marine camping park with fantastic views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.

surrounded on three sides by beautiful saltwater shoreline. Home to buildings of a historic 19th-century-established military fort, it also boasts

Location

Fort Townsend State Park
1370 Old Fort Townsend Rd
Port Townsend, WA
United States
48° 4' 41.8908" N, 122° 48' 52.4628" W
See map: Google Maps
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