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Olympic National Park is a land of beauty and variety. A day’s exploration can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tide pools. Nestled in the valleys are some of the largest remnants of ancient forests left in the country. A variety of hiking trails navigate through the Staircase area along the Skokomish River and the nearby forests. There are several short day-hikes that explore the area. Shady Lane trail is flat, and less than a mile to Lake Cushman. The hike to Flapjack Lakes is for the stronger hikers, gaining over 3,000 feet in elevation.
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Olympic National Park
From the greater Seattle area and I-5 corridor, you can reach U.S. 101 by several different routes.
Cross Puget Sound on one of the Washington State Ferry System car and passenger ferries.
Drive south to Tacoma, take State Route 16, and cross Puget Sound at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
Drive south to Olympia and access U.S. 101 there.
Follow US Hwy 101 to Hoodsport turn left and drive 17 miles west on Washington Highway119 (Lake Cushman Road). The campground is 1 mile north of Lake Cushman where Lake Cushman Road becomes Forest Road #24.
Directions from Eldon: Drive south on Highway 101 to a junction with Forest Road 24, Jorsted Creek Road. Turn right, westward, toward Lake Cushman. Drive 15 miles through private, state and national forest lands to the Staircase Ranger Station within the southeastern boundary of Olympic National Park.
- BBQ Grills
- Campsite Tables
- Comfort Station
- Drinking Water
- Fire Rings
- Firewood Available
- Pets OK
- Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
- Bird Watching
- Tide Pools
- Wildlife Viewing
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