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

Sep
23
Sat
all-day Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Sep 23 all-day
Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Consisting of 4 race legs—mountain bike, kayak, road bike, and run—the event has had a number of distance and location configurations over the years. Teams or Individual Iron Competition
Sep
29
Fri
all-day Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
Sep 29 all-day
Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
The Dungeness River Festival, Friday, September 29, celebrates the gifts the River provides and inspires stewardship of this crucial resource. Events and activities will be held in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in …
Oct
7
Sat
5:00 pm 3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent ... @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent ... @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent Auction...for the ODT!! @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
It’s a party for the ODT! Be sure to put this one on your calendar. In fact, you can go ahead and get tickets for the event right now! Click on the banner below to …
Nov
19
Sun
4:00 pm Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
The Peninsula Trails Coalition celebrates the dedication of the many volunteers who work for the organization and on the ODT. Food & beverages are provided and a drawing of prizes is held for attendees. Members …