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Recommendations

(Activities and Food)

What do the locals say?

The following recommendations were provided by the proprietor of the Elwha Dam RV park - all distances and time estimates are measured from the park itself.  Additional activity recommendations can be found on the Visit Port Angeles website; please see the link on the Port Angeles page.

Recreation

Walking distance

 Elwha River and Former Dam view

 -Trail to dam overlook (5 min)

- Road to the old dam site and river (15 min)

 

Highway 112 Ocean Straits    

Whale trail along Ocean Straits

 

5 Minutes away

Elwha River Rd.

    -Elwha Fish Hatchery

    -High Bridge suspended walkway 

    -Discovery Trail to Port Angeles

Adventure Route (biking and hiking)

Elwha mouth (sandy beach and waves)

 

10-15 minute drive

Fresh Water Bay (boat launch, kayak, hike, view)

Salt Creek (tidal pools, Camp Haydon, WW2 Bunkers, Striped Peak hike at entrance)

Joyce Museum and general store

Joyce Blackberry Café (blackberry pie)

Joyce Piedmont Rd (Spruce Rail trail, Log Cabin Resort at Lake Crescent for lunch, kayak, etc.)

           

20 Minute drive

Murdock Beach (fossils)

1 hour drive

Twin Rivers Beach (fossils/surfing)

Pillar Point Park

Clallam Bay (By the Way Café, Breakwater Inn, Sunset Organic Coop, Korean War Memorial, Slip Point, One Mile Beach)

 

1 hour and 30-45 minute drive

Neah Bay

Fort Nunez, Veteran Park, and Spanish Trading

Makah Cultural Center and museum

Linda’s Wood fired bakery and deli

Kimm’s Take Home Fish Co. (smoked salmon),  

Cape Alava beach hike from Lake Ozette        

Cape Flattery Trail and Tatoosh Island

Hwy 101 – National Park and Port Angeles

 

Left on 101 (10 minutes)

Discovery Trail along waterfront (Ediz Hook, ocean, city, and mountain view)

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

Heritage Underground Tours, Whale Tours, Marine Center, Fine Arts Center

Victoria Ferry

 

Right on 101 (waterfall trails begin)

 

15 minute drive

Elwha Valley Park Entrance

Madison Water Falls

         

20 minute drive (Lake Crescent Park access)

East Beach Rd (swimming beach, log cabin resort, lunch, and Spruce Rail Trail)

Marymere Falls and Storm King hike

Lake Crescent Resort

 

45 minute drive (Sol Duc Park entrance)

Salmon cascades

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Hot springs mineral pools

 

1 hour drive

Timber Museum

LaPush beach access

Rialto Beach (crashing waves, driftwood, hole in the wall)

 

1 hour and 30-45 minute drive (southern park access)

Kalaloch Beach

Ruby Beach

Hoh Rain Forest trails

 

2 hour and 20 minute drive

Lake Quinault and lodge

The following recommendations were provided by the proprietor of the Elwha Dam RV park - this website administrator cannot vouch for any of these establishments.  Additional food recommendations can be found on the Visit Port Angeles website; please see the link on the Port Angeles page.

Food

Breakfast/Lunch

First Street Haven – breakfast, burgers; cute little hideaway 

(360)-457-0352

 

Shirley’s Café  – nostalgic, café-style breakfast, sandwiches, soups, and salads

(360)-457-1656

 

Toga’s – best breakfast sandwiches, crab panini, salads, sandwiches, soups

(360)-452-1952

 

Granny's – full breakfast creations, best burgers, sandwiches

(360)-928-3266

Chestnut Cottage – specialty egg creations, waffles, brunch, fish and chips, salads, sandwiches , pizza

(360)-452-8344

New Day Eatery – American, vegan, and vegetarian options

(360)-504 2924 

 

Fairmont – old-style family diner; good, basic food for a good price

(360)-457-7447

Wineries/Breweries:

Wineries: Harbinger Winery, Comraderie Cellar, Olympic Cellars

Pubs/Bars:  Dam Bar, Stallion 51 Pub (waterfront), Bar Hop Pizza and Brewery, New Moon Tavern 

Lunch/Dinner

Gastro Pub burgers, fish tacos, curry clams, crab cakes

(360)-504-2613

 

Woodfire Grill seafood, steak, American

(360)-452-0400

 

Sabai Thai – the best Thai around; seafood, chicken, beef, and salad 

(360)-452-4505

 

Michael's Seafood and Steakhouse  – seafood and steak

(360)-417-6929

 

Café Garden American, seafood, Pacific NW, breakfast, lunch, dinner

(360)-457-4611

 

Kokopelli – seafood, steaks, salads, pasta; eat in the bar for a water view!

(360)-457-6040

Coyotte Pub BBQ (Adjacent to Kokpelli)                 

(360)-477-4947

Downrigger's Waterfront Restaurant ocean view, American, fish and chips, seafood, salads, burgers      

(360)-452-2700

Sergio’s Mexican

(360)-452-8434