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3002 Mt Angeles Rd Port Angeles, WA 98362
3002 Mount Angeles RoadUSWashingtonPort Angeles98362
(360) 565-3130nps.gov
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922,000-acre park featuring snow-covered mountains, lush rain forests & dramatic Pacific coastline.- Google
"Sol Duc hot springs was so relaxing."
"However, the tide pool and view at coast is great."
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Juan R Paz
4 months ago
Till now, the most enjoyed place during my trips to the US. I will have to be back. Neah Bay, the northwesternmost point, the beaches, the Strait of San Juan de Fuca, the views, the elks, otters, bears ...The lakes... The beautiful landscape, Mt Rainier,... a never ending story in a dream land.
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Andy Radvany
7 months ago
Kalaloch camp Olympic National Park Did you guess? It rained. Kalaloch (pronounced- “ku-lay-lock” mostly losing the “u”) is a beautiful spot. My wife tells me it is the #1 ranked camping destination in Washington. It is the only campground in the Olympics done by reservation. Walk-ins are possible when there are cancellations, we were told this is rare. It is beautiful, but it is no where near number one in my book. It is crowded, camp sites are small, and if you are on the 101 side it be ready for lots of car noise. Even though the beach access and the beach at Mora were not as good, we enjoyed our days at Mora more. So we were lucky enough to get sites in August for two nights, a Wednesday and Thursday. Sadly our site were on the 101 side of this campground that is wedged between the highway and the ocean. Under the trees, it rains long after the rain has stopped. I am guessing the fog/sea layer simply accumulates on the trees to create a constant state of rain. When I walked out from under the tree cover where we were camping and getting wet it often was not raining despite evidence to the contrary at our camp site. Bring lots of canopies and tarps and be ready for the wet. I will return if I can get ocean side sites or at least sites off the road, I might even try the Kalaloch lodge. The beach and ocean are phenomenal, I wonder why there weren't surfers. I learned that come to these beaches specifically because of the sand. They eat the organisms in the sand and this sand is preferred. Sadly the whales were further south and not at Kalaloch, but they are often sided in the area for that reason. Noise from other campers is not a problem here. The ocean, rain and road create so much ambient white noise that people can be pretty loud and still not bother one another. That said, I think because of the crowds and proximity the rangers are constantly cruising and this place was very family friendly. I was comfortable letting my 8 and 10year old daughters cruise the place on their bikes. Be prepared there is NOTHING nearby. There is a small general store, a gift shop, and a restaurant at the Kalaloch lodge ¼ mile down the road. The “path” is along highway 101 which is heavily traveled by cars and logging trucks. Not a family friendly walk. For a “convenience” store, it has a great variety of basic goods given its very small size. It has and ice cream/coffee shop plus s'more fixings, beer/wine, ice and wood (7$ a bundle!) and some basic save your trip camping stuff. Bottom line. Come prepared for rain and with everything you need. Don't count on getting a walk. Consider bringing paddle or surf boards and wet suits. Make sure you know the dimensions of camping vehicles because there is little room for error. Travel times are longer than predicted by Google. That said, this place is pretty cool, you just need some “life hacks” in place to optimize the experience.
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Alanna Frick
9 months ago
Absolutely spectacular!!! An incredibly gorgeous park that you could spend years exploring. We tried to get a little bit of everything into our one day visit. We went tide pooling, hiked to a waterfall, hiked to a beach, and went to the Hoh rainforest. Our only complaint was that we only had one day. We'll definitely be back though! The rangers at the welcome station in Port Angeles are so helpful and nice. You seriously can't go wrong visiting this diversely breathtaking park.
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Carlos Fernández
11 months ago
Just taking about Hurricane Ridge (we were passing by and had no time to see anything else - we will definitely come back). The views are so incredible it's really worth to go up the mountain. We visited in mid June. There were deers in the mountain (getting quite close to humans actually, less than 30 feet / 10 metres away), still snow, and the views are really breathtaking.
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Jim Malven
9 months ago
Get there early. We arrived at about 7:00 AM, and there was only one other car in the parking lot. When we returned, a good five hours later, the parking lot was packed. The hike was really cool for many reasons but especially because of the sense of being all alone, which had vanished toward the end of the hike, with all the latecomers passing us. We saw a family of black-tail deer, a group of marmots, and a herd of mountain goats, which followed us on the trail for a while. Mountains, both forested and snow-capped, cover the entire horizon. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Temperature at arrival: 46 degrees Fahrenheit; temperature at departure: 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Ellie Howard
3 months ago
Sol Duc hot springs was so relaxing. The campsites were nice and overall it was a nice experience.
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Chen-Yen Sîn-gān Lai
9 months ago
We visit Mora, La Push, Hoh Rain Forest, and Hurricane ridge. The day we spend at Hurricane ridge is foggy, so we can't comment on that place much. However, the tide pool and view at coast is great. The Hall of the Moses is beautiful as well. This park is large and worthy to explore for at least 3 days.
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Jose Cortez
a year ago
Increible lugar. La sensacion es fantastica