Port Angeles

Port Angeles calls itself the Authentic Northwest. It is the gateway city to the million-acre Olympic National Park famous for snow-capped views, whisper-quiet rainforests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers, and abundant opportunities for camping, walking, whitewater rafting, and of course, riding. Port Angeles, known by the locals as “PA”, is the last major town before arriving in Forks, the nexus of the Twilight adventure. For those interested in the Twilight book and movie series, PA has several locations downtown.

Away from the mountains, forests, and lakes PA is bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which is a saltwater inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Port Angeles has miles of waterfront to explore on foot or by boat. Port Angeles is also the ferry access point for quaint “Old English” Victoria, British Columbia, in Canada.

Port Angeles offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Outdoors there are kayaking tours, mountain bike excursions, historic tours, and white water rafting tours. Olympic National Park has over 600 miles of hiking trails while Olympic National Forest has 663,000 acres to explore. There are many rivers, lakes, and salt water shorelines available for fishing. From spring to fall there are a number of festivals including the Crabfest, Juan de Fuca Festival, and Arts in Action.

For lodging and additional information for Port Angeles the following sites may be a good place to look. Port Angeles Chamber of CommerceVisit Port Angeles and Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau.
For a summarized list of camping possibilities see our Camping Page in this section.

Upcoming Events

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7:00 pm Traveler’s Journal Series – Leil... @ Sequim High School Library
Traveler’s Journal Series – Leil... @ Sequim High School Library
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
Traveler's Journal Series - Leilani Sundt @ Sequim High School Library
Border to Border 3 Friends A Cycling Adventure By Leilani Sundt March 1st, 2018 Sequim High School Library 601 N. Sequim Avenue Doors Open at 6pm, Show Starts at 7pm. Suggested $5 donation at the door.
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7:00 pm Traveler’s Journal Series – Nige... @ Sequim High School Library
Traveler’s Journal Series – Nige... @ Sequim High School Library
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm
Traveler's Journal Series - Nigel Foster @ Sequim High School Library
Kayaking: Exploring Taiwan By Nigel Foster March 8th, 2018 Sequim High School Library 601 N. Sequim Avenue Doors Open at 6pm, Show Starts at 7pm. Suggested $5 donation at the door.
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5:30 pm PTC Board Meeting | Open House :... @ Community Center - Port Townsend
PTC Board Meeting | Open House :... @ Community Center - Port Townsend
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open House from 5:30 to 6:30. Board Meeting from 6:30 to 8:30. Members receive email notice with special Speakers or Agenda items.
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7:00 pm Traveler’s Journal Series – Tim ... @ Sequim High School Library
Traveler’s Journal Series – Tim ... @ Sequim High School Library
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
Traveler's Journal Series - Tim & Mardi Guthrie @ Sequim High School Library
Scotland, North Coast 500 By Tim & Mardi Guthrie March 15th, 2018 Sequim High School Library 601 N. Sequim Avenue Doors Open at 6pm, Show Starts at 7pm. Suggested $5 donation at the door.