RVing In The Olympic Peninsula

RVing in the Olympic Peninsula. First of all, if you have never been to the Olympics, you are missing out! This is one of the most beautiful places in the world and according to National Geographic, “Romantically Wild”. There are so many things to do in the Olympic Peninsula but I will cover a few just to get you going.

Photo from: olygamefarm.com

The Olympic Game Farm is a fantastic start. This is great for the whole family. Take a drive through 84 acres to see buffalo, tigers and yes…the waving bears. If you don’t feel like a drive. Take the family into the petting farm and aquarium. There are many animals for the kids to ooh and ahh over!

www.olygamefarm.com

For the main attraction… the scenic Olympic National Park.

Take a rainforest tour through the Hoh and Quinault rainforests. Be transported to another world (Or so it seems). See Sitka Spruce and Cedar trees that reach a height of 300 feet tall.  Moss covered trees, winding creeks and gorgeous falls will definitely win your heart over. The Forests are not the only incredible activity. Enjoy a Whale watching cruise or if you are seeking more adventure, do some river rafting. Did you know that Olympia has the largest herds of Roosevelt Elk in the world?

www.nationalparkreservations.com/park/olympic-national-park/activities/

Waterfalls! Don’t forget Waterfalls!

Be witness to 22 of most beautiful waterfalls right here in the Peninsula.

www.olympicpeninsulawaterfalltrail.com

Well, if the beautiful forests, waterfalls and whale watching don’t draw you in, maybe a relaxing bike ride on the Olympic Discovery Trail (www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com) will. The ODT runs 130 miles from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean; passing through Sequim Bay Park (A 92 Acre Marine camping and RV park). While on your bike head east 3 miles to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal center and house of myths. Visit master carver Dale Faulstitch and his team carve the Native American totem poles. These very poles are seen throughout the Peninsula. Learn about the Native roots here Olympia (www.jamestowntribe.org).

 Or head west to the Dungeness River Audubon Center. See the Historic Railroad Bridge Park owned by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe and take a guided bird walk. Or If you time it just right, you may be around for the annual driftwood sculptors show where you can view the Driftwood Sculpture Exhibit www.olympicdriftwoodsculptors.org (Please check the website for times)

Lastly, a must see is the Dungeness Spit, one of the world’s longest natural sand spits. The area was declared a national wildlife refuge in 1915 because of the abundance of bird species. Just over 250 species call it home.

Well, if you want adventure, beauty, whales, wildlife, waterfalls and forests. It’s all right here in the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington.

 

 


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