Things to do

Wildlife Viewing

The Olympic Peninsula is one of the best places on the globe to view diverse wildlife at close proximity. Black-tailed deer inhabit the hills and lowlands and are frequently seen through the region. Likewise, eagles and raptors such as falcons...

The Extraordinary Shi Shi Beach

Perhaps the most dramatic beach in Washington State.

Shi Shi Beach is located west of Neah Bay. Shi Shi (pronounced shy-shy) was named "best nature beach" by the Travel Channel. It's a day trip you'll remember....

Nature's Three-in-One Package! Sol Duc Hot Springs, Falls and River

Named "Land of Sparkling Water" by the Quileute Tribe, Sol Duc Falls and Hot Springs is a place good for the body and Soul.

Whether soaking in the beauty of the area or soaking in the healing powers of Sol Duc...

Breathe Mile-High Air at Hurricane Ridge!

Hurricane Ridge, 17 miles south of Port Angeles, in Olympic National Park, will make you feel like you're on top of the world. And, in fact, you are!  Hurricane Ridge is reached by taking Hwy 101 into Port Angeles.  Look for the...

Camping on the Beach

A great experience - camping on the beach.


Hurricane Ridge Open in Winter


 As always, winter access to Hurricane Ridge is weather dependent....

"Scapes: Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes, 1867-1992"

Jefferson County Historical Society
540 Water street
Port Townsend, WA  98368

"Scapes: Landscapes, Seascapes and Cityscapes, 1867-1992"
from the JCHS fine art collection

The exhibition...


Along the Hamma Hamma River The falls occur where the river drops into a small gorge over a large pile of boulders. 


The falls are located in the eastern section of Olympic National Forest. Take US 101...


Honeymoon Falls occurs along Six Stream about 2/3 of a mile above its mouth in Olympic National Park. 

Elwha River Dam Removal

Restoring the Elwha River

Removal of the Glines Canyon and the Elwha dams on the Elwha River began in September 2011 and today both dams are gone. Lake Mills and Lake Aldwell reservoirs have drained and the Elwha River...