Bird Watching and Wildlife Viewing

Clallam Bay & Slip Point Beach Park

Clallam Bay Spit and Community Beach County Park is a 33 acre park jointley managed with Washington State Parks.  The Park is located where the nutrient-rich water of the Clallam River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, providing a constant food source for shore and marine birds.  Eagles and osprey can be seen feeding on the beach; viewing marine mammals is an added bonus.  The dynamic hydrology interaction taking place between the Clallam River and the tides provide an opportunity to witness drastic changes to the landscape each time you visit.

Location

Clallam BayClallam Bay, WA, 98326
United States
48° 15' 21.5928" N, 124° 15' 47.1456" W
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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.

Moments in Time Trail

The Moments in Time Nature Trail is an easy 0.5-mile trail that meanders through the woods and along the shoreline of Lake Crescent offering a variety of environments from breathtaking views of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Mountain to tiny fern and wildflower meadows to lush woods with towering evergreens and spectacular mosses and fungi. Appropriate for the entire family, it begins just off the parking area of the Storm King Ranger Station on Lake Crescent in the Olympic National Park.

Location

Storm King Ranger Station
U.S. Highway 101
Port Angeles, WA, 98362
United States
48° 3' 27.468" N, 123° 47' 14.7696" W
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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