Washington Shores

by

Judy Avery

 

Take a drive or go on a camping trip. The wonderful places to see are just too numerous to describe here, but be my guest as I take you with me to our Washington coastal areas. This is a preview of places you can encounter as you travel the loop from our park. When leaving the park turn left and then right, the next right turn you take is Center Rd. at the Chimacum blinker light. Head for Quilcene on 101 S. It’s a breath taking 60 mile drive along Hood Canal. Pot Latch State Park near Shelton, www.stateparks.com/potlatch.html  is an easy pull off with restrooms and beach access. There are numerous RV parks along the canal.

 You then you will go through Aberdeen and on to Ocean Shores www.oceanshores.org/parks.html . The Elks lodge has 12 w/p sites for members. Another place to camp is the Ocean City State Park.

 At Ocean Shores low tides present many opportunities, with a shell fish license,( available here in Port Townsend at Swains on Water St.) you can go for oysters & clams.

A stroll on the beach can produce sand dollars, starfish and many treasures or just take some time to relax.

 The last half of the loop is Ocean shores N. To the Port Angeles cutoff, N. 101 to Kalaloch, Olynpic National Park they serve wild blackberry cobbler @ the Kalaloch Lodge (it is a must try) www.visitkalaloch.com .

There are numerous short trails to the beach.

  More “must see” places are Ruby Beach,  Hoh Rain Forest, Sol Duc Springs,( here there is a short walk to the falls)

go to  www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g143047-d145171-Reviews-Ruby_Beach-Olympic_National_Park_Washington.html 

www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm.

www.portangeles.org/HohRainForest.html

www.visitsolduc.com/

You can make online reservations for Washington State Parks at www.parks.wa.gov . There are numerous private RV parks in the areas above also.

 Travel from Forks to Pt. Angeles then back to Evergreen Coho SKP Park.

The loop is a total of 300+ miles.

www.forkswa.com/forksphotogallery.html

www.portangeles.org

 

 

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