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Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula
Olympic Peninsula
is the large arm of land in western Washington that lies across Puget Sound
Puget Sound
from Seattle, and contains Olympic National Park. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the east by Hood Canal. Cape Alava, the westernmost point in the contiguous United States, and Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point, are on the peninsula. Comprising about 3600 square miles, the Olympic Peninsula
Olympic Peninsula
contained many of the last unexplored places in the Contiguous United States
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Lyre River
The Lyre River
Lyre River
in the U.S. state of Washington flows out of Lake Crescent in the Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Originally referred to as "singing waters" by the Indians living near it,[6] the river was first named Rio de Cuesta by Europeans in 1790 by Gonzalo López de Haro, but was later called River Lyre after being charted by Captain Henry Kellett
Henry Kellett
in 1847.[7]Contents1 Course 2 Ecology 3 History 4 See also 5 ReferencesCourse[edit] The Lyre River
Lyre River
flows roughly northwest out of Lake Crescent, first encountering June Creek, then turning north at the point that is joined by Boundary Creek on the left
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Temperate Rain Forest
Temperate rainforests
Temperate rainforests
are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall. Temperate rain forests occur in oceanic moist regions around the world: the Pacific temperate rain forests
Pacific temperate rain forests
of North American Pacific Northwest; the Valdivian temperate rain forests
Valdivian temperate rain forests
of southwestern South America; the rain forests of New Zealand, Tasmania
Tasmania
and southeastern Australia; northwest Europe (small pockets in the British Isles, Iceland, and larger areas in southern Norway
Norway
and northern Iberia); southern Japan; and the eastern Black Sea- Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
region of Turkey, Georgia and northern Iran. The moist conditions of temperate rain forests generally support an understory of mosses, ferns and some shrubs
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Anderson Lake State Park
Anderson Lake State Park
Anderson Lake State Park
is a Washington state park on the Quimper Peninsula in Jefferson County. The park has 476 acres (193 ha) of woods and wetland that slope down to 70-acre (28 ha) Anderson Lake. The park offers picnicking, trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use, non-motorized boating, fishing, and birdwatching.[2] References[edit]^ a b "Anderson Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States
United States
Geological Survey.  ^ "Anderson Lake State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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Lake Cushman
Lake
Lake
Cushman is a 4,010-acre (16.2 km2) lake and reservoir on the north fork of the Skokomish River
Skokomish River
in Mason County, Washington. The lake originally was a long narrow broadening of the Skokomish River formed in a glacial trough and dammed by a terminal moraine from the last ice age, during the Vashon stade. The lake was expanded after construction of the Cushman Dam No. 1. The lake is maintained by this dam and provides electrical power to the Tacoma Power system. As a popular retreat for hiking, fishing, boating and kayaking, Lake Cushman's shoreline is dotted with resorts and rental cabins
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Dosewallips State Park
Dosewallips State Park
Dosewallips State Park
is a 425-acre (172 ha) Washington state park on Hood Canal
Hood Canal
in Jefferson County. The park has 5,500 feet (1,700 m) of saltwater shoreline in addition to 5,400 feet (1,600 m) of freshwater shoreline on each side of the Dosewallips River. Park activities include picnicking, camping, hiking on 5 miles (8.0 km) of trails, boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, clam digging, crabbing, beachcombing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes.[2] References[edit]^ a b "Dosewallips State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States
United States
Geological Survey.  ^ "Dosewallips State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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Fort Flagler State Park
Fort
Fort
Flagler State Park is a Washington state park on the site of Fort Flagler, a former United States Army
United States Army
fort at the northern end of Marrowstone Island. Fort
Fort
Flagler was a Coast Artillery fort. It was established in 1897 and activated in 1899. The post was named for Brigadier General Daniel Webster Flagler, an American Civil War
American Civil War
veteran who served as the Army's Chief of Ordnance. The fort was closed in June 1953.[1][2][3] From Fort
Fort
Flagler State Park, visitors can see Port Townsend
Port Townsend
to the northwest, the cranes at the Navy base on Indian Island to the west, and Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island
eastward across Admiralty Inlet
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Lake Pleasant (Washington)
Lake
Lake
Pleasant is a lake located in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The lake is one of the few that are surrounded by private property and is open to fishing all year around. Types of fish at Lake Pleasant are rainbow trout, kokanee, catfish. Salmon spawn in the lake each year. Water activities such as swimming, jet skiing, water skiing are also allowed on the lake year round. The lake is located near the town of Beaver, Washington
Beaver, Washington
Between milepost 200 and 202 on U.S. Route 101.This Clallam County, Washington
Clallam County, Washington
state location article is a stub
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Quinault Rain Forest
The Quinault Rain Forest is a temperate rain forest, which is part of the Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
and the Olympic National Forest
Olympic National Forest
in the U.S. state of Washington in Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor County
and Jefferson County. The rain forest is located in the valley formed by the Quinault River
Quinault River
and Lake Quinault. The valley is called the "Valley of the Rain Forest Giants" because of the number of record size tree species located there. The largest specimens of Western Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Alaskan Cedar and Mountain Hemlock
Mountain Hemlock
are found in the forest as well as five of the ten largest Douglas-firs. The forest receives an average of 12 feet of rain per year. It is believed to be the area with the greatest number of record size giant tree species in the smallest area in the world
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Lake Ozette
Ozette Lake
Lake
is the largest unaltered natural lake in Washington state at 29.5 km² (2,954 ha).[1] The Makah name for Lake
Lake
Ozette was Kahouk meaning "large lake."[2] Eight miles long and three miles wide, Ozette Lake
Lake
is contained within the northern boundary of the Olympic National Park's coastal strip.[3] It is 29 feet (~9 m) above sea level and is drained by the Ozette River in the north end. Ozette, Washington
Ozette, Washington
lies at the north end of the lake. At 331 feet deep, its bottom lies more than 300 feet below sea level.[2] There are three islands on Ozette Lake: Tivoli, Garden Island, and Baby Island.[4] Tivoli's sandy shore is a kayaking and canoeing destination for overnight tent campers willing to make the long trip down the lake
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Contiguous United States
The contiguous United States
United States
consists of the 48 adjoining U.S. states plus Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
(federal district), on the continent of North America.[1] The term excludes the non-contiguous states of Alaska
Alaska
and Hawaii, and all off-shore insular areas.[2][3] The greatest distance (on a great circle route) entirely within the 48 contiguous states is 2,802 miles (4,509 km, between Florida
Florida
and the State of Washington);[4] the greatest north-south line is 1,650 miles (2,660 km).[5] Together, the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
occupy a combined area of 3,119,884.69 square miles (8,080,464.3 km2), which is 1.58% of the total surface area of Earth. Of this area, 2,959,064.44 square miles (7,663,941.7 km2) is contiguous land, composing 83.65% of total U.S
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Wynoochee Lake
The Wynoochee Dam
Wynoochee Dam
is 28 miles (45 km) north of Montesano, Washington. It is owned by the city of Aberdeen, Washington, and was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers
United States Army Corps of Engineers
in 1972. The dam regulates the flow of the Wynoochee River, creating Wynoochee Reservoir. The Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail, designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979, runs 16 miles (26 km) around the lake.[1] Tacoma Power added a 13MW hydroelectric generating plant downstream from the dam in 1994. Although access to the dam has been restricted since September 11, 2001, tours are available by appointment. Coho Campground, managed by the Olympic National Forest, is upstream from the dam. The campground has running water, restrooms, has a day use area, with cooking pits
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Kitsap Memorial State Park
Kitsap Memorial State Park
Kitsap Memorial State Park
is a 58-acre (23 ha) Washington state park on Hood Canal
Hood Canal
in Kitsap County. The park offers 1,797 feet (548 m) of shoreline and activities that include picnicking, camping, hiking, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, clamming, crabbing, beachcombing, birdwatching, and field sports.[2] References[edit]^ a b "Kitsap Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States
United States
Geological Survey.  ^ "Kitsap Memorial State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "He h
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Cape Alava
Cape Alava, in Clallam County, Washington, U.S., is the westernmost point in the contiguous 48 states, with a longitude of 124° 44′ 11.8″ W (during low tide and walking out to the west side of Tskawahyah Island). The westernmost point is located in Olympic National Park and the Makah Indian Reservation. Cape Alava is accessible via a 3-mile (5 km) boardwalk hike from a ranger station in the park
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Manchester State Park (Washington)
Manchester State Park is a 111-acre (45 ha) Washington state park with 3,400 feet (1,000 m) of shoreline on the Kitsap Peninsula. It was at one time a harbor defense installation for the protection of nearby Bremerton, then a fuel supply depot and Navy fire-fighting station. The park contains a former torpedo warehouse built in 1901, a mining casement, and a gun battery. Park activities include picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, hiking on 1.9 miles (3.1 km) of trails, birdwatching, volleyball, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes.[2] References[edit]^ a b "Manchester State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.  ^ "Manchester State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015
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