Hood Canal, Olympic National Park

Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Stretching through more than 97 km (60 mi) of unspoiled woodlands and wetlands, Hood Canal is a glacier-carved fjord that separates the Kitsap Peninsula from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. This natural waterway serves as a gateway to protected environment for marsh birds and provides access to hiking trails through lush forests. The western shore is dotted with small towns with thriving culinary and music scenes. Popular seaside activities include swimming, scuba diving, boating, kayaking, and sport fishing. Seaplane tours offer a bird's-eye view of the area. Arrange your visit to Hood Canal and discover more family-friendly attractions in Olympic National Park using our Olympic National Park tour itinerary planner.
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  • Time well spent during Kayak crabbing. 3h long kayak tour including crabbing. We had beautiful views of Hood canal, saw a lot of oysters, starfishes, birds and sea lions. We placed 6 cages and... 
    Time well spent during Kayak crabbing. 3h long kayak tour including crabbing. We had beautiful views of Hood canal, saw a lot of oysters, starfishes, birds and sea lions. We placed 6 cages and...  more »
  • We've driven the road along the hood canal numerous times. Unfortunately we usually are heading to a destination and can't stop. One day we just packed up and started driving with no timelines... 
    We've driven the road along the hood canal numerous times. Unfortunately we usually are heading to a destination and can't stop. One day we just packed up and started driving with no timelines...  more »
  • A drive around Hood Canal is a beautiful fall drive with the bold colors of fall. Hood Canal is the only fjord in America! It’s lovely to stop in its quaint little towns and burgs as well. I love... 
    A drive around Hood Canal is a beautiful fall drive with the bold colors of fall. Hood Canal is the only fjord in America! It’s lovely to stop in its quaint little towns and burgs as well. I love...  more »
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  • beautiful place
  • Lovely part of Washington.
  • Great place to haul logs
  • One of the most beautiful places in the northern United States you can visit.
  • Little scary during storms but it has a beautiful view on both sides.

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