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Address: Olympic National Park, WA
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The longest fjord in the United States.

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Hood canal is at the border of the olympic national park (bear seattle). It is an amazing place to stay at. There are lovely cabins at the water. The best thing there is to canoe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Hood canal is at the border of the olympic national park (bear seattle). It is an amazing place to stay at. There are lovely cabins at the water. The best thing there is to canoe over it. The nature is breathtaking and we also saw quit Some sails. Real Great!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

You never know when you will have to wait for a ship to pass through the canal instead of simply racing across the Hood Canal bridge! We had to stop, and I'm glad we did. The wait was long, possibly up to 30 minutes. Turn off your car and step out to enjoy the view. It was lovely. I had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

To me, the Canal is an area I go through while traveling to/from the rest of the Olympic Peninsula. There's a lot of forest and here and there you can get a few views of the Canal, but mostly you're just doing highway driving. Nice little park at the west end of the floating bridge, but it's pretty tiny. Looking... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This long fjord has some wonderful wild life viewing opportunities. If you like oysters, you can get them fresh (even dig your own).

Thank S W
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A lovely drive on the 101 coming from Port Townsend, Wa. Many state parks along the way. I was disappointed that there just are not many if any pull outs for views.

Thank mynameisD
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

From Olympia towards Port Townsend, the highway follows the edge of canal for several miles of wonderful views. The canal is quite wide but gives great views across to the mainland and even better views up and down the canal - you see tree fringed beaches, the mountains, and serene little settlements. Lots and lots of places to pull off... More 

1 Thank Lovetotravel1954
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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 

Thank half-Brit
Braidwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 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

Thank peter b
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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 

Thank Jane_misionviejo

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