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Hood Canal

Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Scuba diving
Owner description: The longest fjord in the United States.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, Scuba diving
Owner description: The longest fjord in the United States.
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Hansville, WA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Meridian, Idaho
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Beautiful drive along the Hood Canal. Lots of fun places to stop including parks and shopping. There are many sights and even wildlife to see along the way. A great way to spend the day.

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Silverdale, WA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

After completing a 2 month international tour, we were comparing our visits to the Hood Canal area, which is North America's longest fjord with other areas throughout the world. Our most recent Hood Canal stay was at The Historic Balch Retreat on Hood Canal, a historic waterfront home on the widest portion of the canal. With so many natural offerings... More 

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Kent, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We rented a house called GiggleFish from VRB365. The house is right on Hood Canal with breathtaking views of the canal; eagles; heron; seals and so much more. The property is perfect with a main house and a cabin. We were a party of 6 and were comfortable using the house for a gather spot. The cabin is perfect for... More 

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Shelton, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Hood Canal is a beautiful natural setting. A true fjord, surrounded by the Olympic Mts within a couple of hours drive from Seattle. Even in the fall and winter the drama of the rain forest and snow capped mountains makes it worth the trip. Great places to stay and eat in the surrounding areas.

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UK
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230 reviews 230 reviews
145 attraction reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We drove up the Hood Canal from Olympia to Port Angeles and hoped to be able to enjoy the beauty of the canal we had heard so much about. Unfortunately our view was usually blocked by trees and there were no viewpoints to pull out onto to enjoy the view, stretch our legs and take some photos. Very disappointing -... More 

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