Majestic glacier-carved and glacier-fed Lake Quinault is framed by the mossy old-growth trees of Quinault Rainforest, one of three temperate coniferous rainforests in the Western hemisphere. The Quinault Valley, or "Valley of the Giants," features the largest Sitka Spruce tree in the world, along with other nationally recognized Hemlocks, Douglas Firs, and mighty Western Red Cedars. Miles of trails, swimming, boating, and fishing are easily accessible from campgrounds and resorts surrounding Lake Quinault and within the rainforest.

 
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Expert Review of Lake Quinault

Parks and Outdoors Review of Lake Quinault

Away Travel Expert: Jeremy Pataky
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Scenic Drives
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Lake Quinault receives 144 inches of rain per year, so don't leave the raingear or umbrella at home, and bring your camera and good hiking shoes, as well.
  • The 30-mile Quinault Rain Forest Loop Drive provides exquisite views of the Olympics and the chance to see wildlife, including Roosevelt elk, black tail deer, cougar, bald eagle, bobcat, and black bear.
  • Visit the Valley of the Giants to see six champion-sized conifers. Recognized by the National Forestry Association as the largest living specimens of their species, only the redwoods and sequoias are larger than these trees.

Address:
Southwest end of Olympic National Park
Amanda Park, Washington


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Telephone Number: 360-288-0571
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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