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Olympic Peninsula
The OLYMPIC PENINSULA is the large arm of land in western Washington that lies across Puget Sound
Puget Sound
from Seattle
Seattle
. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean
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
United States
, and Cape Flattery
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
United States
. It remained largely unmapped until Arthur Dodwell and Theodore Rixon mapped most of its topography and timber resources between 1898 and 1900
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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. REFERENCES * ^ 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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Dosewallips State Park
DOSEWALLIPS STATE PARK is a 425-acre (172 ha) Washington state park on 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. REFERENCES * ^ 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 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. From Fort
Fort
Flagler State Park, visitors can see 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
Admiralty Inlet
. Flagler Road (SR 116) terminates inside the park
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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 in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Washington in Grays Harbor County and Jefferson County . The rain forest is located in the valley formed by the Quinault River and Lake Quinault
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
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
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Lyre River
The LYRE RIVER is a river in Washington , USA that 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, 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. CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 Ecology * 3 History * 4 See also * 5 References COURSEThe 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. At River Mile
River Mile
2.7 (coor= 48.12348 -123.82684) the river tumbles down the LYRE RIVER FALLS, which are impassable to fish migrating upstream
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Wynoochee Lake
The 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. 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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Lake Ozette
OZETTE LAKE is the largest unaltered natural lake in Washington state at 29.5 km² (2,954 ha). The Makah name for Lake
Lake
Ozette was Kahouk meaning "large lake." Eight miles long and three miles wide, Ozette Lake
Lake
is contained within the northern boundary of the Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park
's coastal strip. It is 29 feet (~9 m) above sea level and is drained by the Ozette River in the north end. Ozette, Washington lies at the north end of the lake. At 331 feet deep, its bottom lies more than 300 feet below sea level. There are three islands on Ozette Lake: Tivoli, Garden Island, and Baby Island. Tivoli's sandy shore is a kayaking and canoeing destination for overnight tent campers willing to make the long trip down the lake. The Erickson's Bay campground is the only boat in campground in Olympic National Park
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Lake Pleasant (Washington)
LAKE PLEASANT is a lake located in Clallam County , Washington , United States
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
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 Between milepost 200 and 202 on U.S. Route 101 . This Clallam County, Washington
Clallam County, Washington
state location article is a stub . You can help by expanding it
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Lake Cushman
LAKE CUSHMAN is a 4,010-acre (16.2 km2) lake and reservoir on the north fork of the Skokomish River in Mason County, Washington
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. The lake is notable for its beautiful crystal clear blue water and the huge round rocks surrounding it, as well as thick stands of hemlock, fir and cedar trees
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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. REFERENCES * ^ A B "Manchester State Park". Geographic Names Information System . United States
United States
Geological Survey . * ^ "Manchester State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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Kitsap Memorial State Park
KITSAP MEMORIAL STATE PARK is a 58-acre (23 ha) Washington state park on 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. REFERENCES * ^ 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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Potlatch State Park
POTLATCH STATE PARK is a 57-acre (23 ha) Washington state park located on Hood Canal near the town of Potlatch . The park offers camping, hiking, boating, fishing, shellfish harvesting, beachcombing, and sailboarding. REFERENCES * ^ A B "Potlatch State Park". Geographic Names Information System . United States
United States
Geological Survey . * ^ "Potlatch 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 America Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos * " E pluribus unum
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Temperate Rain Forest
TEMPERATE RAINFORESTS are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall
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Mystery Bay State Park
MYSTERY BAY STATE PARK is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) Washington marine state park on Mystery Bay, a small inlet off Scow Bay/Kilisut Harbor on the western side of Marrowstone Island . The park is located approximately one half mile north of the Nordland General Store (which also faces Mystery Bay) on Flagler Road (SR 116 ). Many older wooden sailboats can be swinging at permanent moorage at the park. Park activities include picnicking, shellfish harvesting, fishing, boating, beachcombing, and scuba diving. REFERENCES * ^ A B "Mystery Bay State Park". Geographic Names Information System . United States
United States
Geological Survey . * ^ "Mystery Bay State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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