No Need to Leave Fido Behind When Visiting the Olympic Peninsula
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east, the Olympic Peninsula – Washington’s premier destination for eco-conscious travelers and outdoor enthusiasts – is thrilled to unveil its newest website feature. The Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau (OPVB) has aggregated information about dog-friendly places on the Olympic Peninsula to help visitors with furry friends find the best spots for outdoor fun.
Stefanie Rotmark, Social Media Manager at OPVB, worked with several area agencies and a local designer to gather the data and create a map indicating places and trails where pets are welcome. A web page dedicated for furry fun has been added to the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission site. “Over the last year, we’ve had numerous inquiries in all seasons about traveling with dogs. Where can we hike? Can dogs be in the National Park? Are they allowed on the beach? Where can I camp with my dog?”, said Stefanie. “We wrote blogs and posted information on our Facebook page, but people didn’t seem to be getting the message. So, we decided to help travelers by creating a map indicating all the places where dogs are welcome.”
While most places in Olympic National Park do prohibit dogs, there are still thousands of acres to explore with dogs. Some of the most popular places mentioned on the website include Kalaloch beaches between the Hoh and Quinault Reservations, the Moments in Time Trail and Spruce Railroad Trails at Lake Crescent, and Rialto Beach to Ellen Creek. The Olympic National Forest and all State and County Parks are also dog friendly.
To learn more about the Olympic Peninsula or to plan your next trip, please visit www.olympicpeninsula.org.
About the Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau is the tourism destination marketing organization for unincorporated Clallam County and administrative office for the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission that market the greater Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic Peninsula in Washington is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, and the Hood Canal on the east. It is famed for being home to Olympic National Park, over 600 miles of hiking trails and 73 miles of pristine, Pacific Coast ocean wilderness beaches. The Olympic Peninsula boasts a wide array of activities for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike, attracting visitors from near and far.
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