Hood Canal, Olympic National Park

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#6 of 18 in Nature in Olympic National Park
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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  • Beautiful drive. This was our introduction to Washington. A great beginning for what was to become. Easy drive with beautiful scenery. Not busy when we drove through.glad that we took the long way to ...  more »
  • Lots of beautiful photo ops and a calm drive south along Hood Canal. Sure beats I-5! We were traveling from the San Juan Straits to visit family and then onto SEA-TAC.  more »
  • We drove up the 101 from Shelton to Port Townsend and Sequim. The drive is mostly done on a narrow, 2-lane highway, and traffic is generally light. There are scenic sites galore, including multiple se...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful seen with mountain, crossing the good canal bridge and always refreshing to feel the air coming off of the water. It can be frustrating when the bridge opens to let watercraft through but if you're lucky you can see a submarine pass though
  • I was invited to the estuary and had a fabulous time on a guided tour through the woods that led to the boardwalk and out to the beach, where I enjoyed lunch with my daughter and the whole second grade from Pioneer School District. There was a lot of history shared about the land, as well as facts about all the local, native plants and animals in and around the beautiful estuary... special thanks to all those involved with Skokomish Estuary for inviting us!
  • Love. Tha canal!!! And. Its many spots it has for fish shellfish and swimming!!! Lmbo great place to be!!! Love. Our home on the water
  • Great vacation location. Across the bay from Seattle, Washington. Water shuttles available across bay.
  • It's the "Hood Canal" and that translates to beautiful....
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