Things To Do
in Port Angeles, WA

Explore Port Angeles Attractions

Whether you are hiking through Olympic National Park, enjoying a relaxing golf getaway, or taking a ferry out to British Columbia, there is plenty to see and do when you reserve a comfortable and cozy room at the Olympic Lodge. No matter what you’re hoping to do during your stay the staff at the Olympic Lodge can assist you with information, schedules, parking options, or even suggestions on other things to do throughout your visit!

Autumn In The Park
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Local Attractions

Not sure what you should do? Our staff has curated these preferred local attractions:

  • Peninsula Golf Course (under 1 mile to entrance)
  • Olympic National Park – (2 miles to entrance)
  • Ferry Terminal to Victoria, British Columbia (2 miles)
  • Salt Creek Recreation Area (18 miles)
  • Hurricane Ridge (20 miles)
  • Lake Crescent (24 miles)
  • Sol Duc Falls (44 miles)
  • Rialto Beach (70 miles)
  • Hoh Rainforest (89 miles)
Dungeness Crab Festival

Crab Festival

Join us October 6-8, 2017 for the 16th Annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

This festival celebrates not only the aquaculture, agriculture and maritime traditions of the breathtaking Olympic Peninsula, but brings food, art, music, Native American activities, and children’s events into one spectacular 3-day event for everyone!  Located on the gorgeous Port Angeles waterfront next to Olympic National Park and a short ferry ride from sparkling Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the event celebrates the world-famous Dungeness Crab, named after the nearby village of Dungeness, and the bounty of the sea.  For more information on the festival, please cisit www.crabfestival.org

Elk Watching in Olympic National Park

Elk Watching in Olympic National Park

Elk are the reason that the Olympic National Park was originally created.  Due to mass hunting of these unique animals, Teddy Roosevelt set aside the land to protect the elk habitat. Now, the elk are thriving! Seeing the males in the rut, with their huge antlers covered in moss to impress the ladies, is a sight to see. The best places to see elk are the Quinault and Hoh River Valleys, but smaller herds can be found up nearly every river in the park. Early morning and evenings are the best time to view and hear them, but with cooler weather each day, they become more active later in the season.

Mushroom foraging Olympic National Park

Foraging For Mushrooms

Whether you love eating mushrooms or enjoy viewing the unique fungus spread across the rainforest floor, the trails during the fall months in Olympic National Park are a mushroom lover’s dream. There are numerous edible species and many inedible types of fungi around the park. With chanterelles in every forest, those looking for a unique delicacy are in for a treat. The best places to find mushrooms are near the Sol Duc and Hoh regions of Olympic National Park. Before you head out, check with our knowledgeable Guest Service Agents about rules and regulations when it comes to foraging.

Begin planning your next trip to Port Angeles and the surrounding area by giving us a call at 360-452-2993.