Hoodsport, Washington


Attractions in Hoodsport are numerous with the Olympic National Park and Forest nearby. For your enjoyment, view wildlife or have a picnic at Jarrell Cove, Potlatch or Twanoh State Parks. Read this page for more details on what to see in Hoodsport.

National Forest

Olympic National Forest. Ranger Station - 295142 Highway 101 S, Quilcene, WA 98376. Phone: 360-765 2200; TDD: 360-765 2200.

See the centuries-old Douglas Firs that dominate the southeast corner of Olympic National Park known as the Staircase.

National Park

Olympic National Park
Spanning nearly one million acres, Olympic National Park offers diverse landscape settings ranging from Pacific Ocean beaches to rain forest valleys to glacier-capped peaks. Roads provide access to the outer edges of the park. Explore the viewing points, walk in the woods or watch wildlife. Stop by the visitor's center to plan your trip to the park.

State Parks

Jarrell Cove State Park. Located on the northwest side of Harstine Island in South Puget Sound at 391 E. Wingert Road, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-9226; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Off the beaten path, Jarrell Cove is accessed by road and bridge although most arrive by boat. This park manages five satellite parks: Eagle Island, Harstine Island, Hope Island, McMicken Island and Stretch Point. Enjoy this forested island park that has a saltwater shoreline.

Potlatch State Park. 21020 Highway 101 N, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-877-5361; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Located 3 miles south of Hoodsport on Highway 101, Potlatch features a saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal offering scenic views and has ideal weather for kite flying and windsurfing. Interpretive programs are also available. Scuba diving and kayaking are popular activities at this park.

Twanoh State Park. 12190 E. State Route 106, Union, WA 98592. Phone: 360-275-2222; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Located on the south shore of Hood Canal, Twanoh State Park is one of the warmest beaches found in Washington.

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