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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Activities: Fishing, Scuba diving
Description: The longest fjord in the United States.

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Beautiful waterway to relax on

Hood Canal is on the inner reaches of the Puget Sound. It looks like an inland fjord. We rented a house on it and were able to harvest our own oysters at low tide. We sat on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
John M
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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504 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Hood Canal is on the inner reaches of the Puget Sound. It looks like an inland fjord. We rented a house on it and were able to harvest our own oysters at low tide. We sat on the deck and watched seals swim by. It was in the town of Hoodsport, which has services and a large IGA grocery store.

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Oregon Coast
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371 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We drove Highway 101 along the Hood Canal in our RV. This is a very scenic road and for the most part we enjoyed it. If you are in an RV, though, be aware that there are several narrow bridges that are really only wide enough for one-way traffic for bigger rigs! We were there in April and traffic was... More 

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Braidwood, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

You don't know when to stop stopping to look at some great view In spring with no wind or clouds this place is as good as it gets

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mision viejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We rented a place on VRBO next to the water and enjoyed spectacular views. In the morning, when the water backs away, we picked up oysters from the shore!!. Being able to pick up your own oysters and eat them right on the spot gave a great feeling of connecting with nature. Great experience for the kids! Also, the water... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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97 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We chose to drive through here to see the Canal on our way back east. It is very beautiful, and the canal is larger than you would think it would be. Some cute little towns are scattered along the way. Cars were very good about pulling over if they were holding up traffic, which was nice. Glad we took this... More 

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Hansville, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Hood Canal stretches ,many miles north to south and will visitors plenty of beautiful views and salt water access. The Hood Canal Bridge is the access point to the Olympic Peninsula which features many small towns, wineries, casinos, and the most beautiful scenery in the world. We know, we look at it every day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went up for 3 nights with my best friend and her grandmother, her grandmother has a cabin right on hood canal and it was beautiful to wake up to in the morning, lots of adorable seals and a family of parent and baby otters we would see regularly from her dock. We did lots of exploring, lots to see. On... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We have a family cabin that we absolutely love out in Hood Canal.you can either take the bainbridge ferry and drive through Poulsbo or drive south past Tacoma and around southworth. I used to take the ferry option but with the overcrowded lines I never was able to catch the desired time so found that driving around was usually faster... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is the spot that we have found that is possible to swim in at any weather and enjoy the salt water. In summer of 2014 we came here about 10 times and enjoyed each trip.

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Greenbank, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took a diversion and went to the Hood Canal area and found it to be charming. The bridge itself is an engineering marvel.

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Address: Address: Olympic National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympic National Park

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