Olympic Peninsula - Other Things To
The Olympic Peninsula, including the Olympic National
Park, is a unique ecosystem unto itself. Where else can you
find the crashing surf of the blue Pacific ocean, the lush
green of a temperate rain forest, and 7000 foot snow-capped
mountains all within 50 miles? This is what makes the Olympic
Peninsula one of the most spectacular areas of the world to
There are a countless number of unforgettable
sights and attractions in the general area of Forks,
Washington. Try to schedule a few extra days to take in the
sights of this beautiful region, especially if you're visiting
from out-of-state. And don't forget to bring your
Here are some suggestions for other things to
see and do during your 'fishing trip':
Always keep an eye out for the
local animals including black bear, an occasional cougar,
abundant Roosevelt elk, and black-tail deer.
Visit the Forks Timber Museum
where you can learn a little history of the area's logging
Dig razor clams along the
Watch salmon or steelhead work
the falls at the Sol Duc River's Salmon Cascades.
Visit the La Push Indian
village, or stay at Kalaloch Lodge (45 miles south), where you
can watch a spectacular Pacific storm or catch a beautiful
Visit the Hoh Rain Forest and
take a walk through the Hall of Mosses Trail.
Visit the Hurricane Ridge
Visitor's Center in the Olympic National Park 17 miles south
of Port Angeles. Try this on a clear, sunny day and you won't
be disappointed in the view!
Visit Cape Flattery, the most
northwestern point in the continental United
Visit Sequim where you can play
a round of golf or visit the Olympic Game Farm.
Take a car ferry, or passenger
ferry, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the great town of
Victoria, British Columbia. Once there, you can visit the
beautiful, and spectacular, Butchart Gardens!
You might also want to check The
Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association's website.
They are a very good source for bed & breakfasts,
restaurants, and sightseeing attractions for the entire
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