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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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... more »
Beautiful place..picnic tables & grills . There is a leash law please follow it. Bathrooms are not handicapped accessible...ladies room stall doors open inward very hard to open when coming back out.
Beautiful, historic, nostalgic, home to the best shrimp on the planet, just bring the butter and wine, you will be back
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