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Encyclopedia > Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula is shown in red on a map of the western United States
The Olympic Peninsula is shown in red on a map of the western United States
Approximate political map of the Olympic Peninsula
Approximate political map of the Olympic Peninsula
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Elwha River
Elwha River

The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the east by Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Tatoosh Island, the westernmost point in the contiguous United States, is off the coast of the Peninsula. The Peninsula is home to Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Olympic National Park, the Olympic Mountains. Of the handful of temperate rain forests in the world the Olympic Peninsula is home to the Hoh, Queets, and Quinault rain forests. The Olympic Peninsula in Washington in the United States is shown in red. ... The Olympic Peninsula in Washington in the United States is shown in red. ... Image File history File links Olympicpeninsula. ... Image File history File links Olympicpeninsula. ... source: http://www. ... source: http://www. ... The Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula. ... The Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula. ... Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington west of the Cascade Mountains. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm (sound) of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: ) 47°36′N 122°19′W Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... The Strait of Juan de Fuca separates Vancouver Island of British Columbia from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm (sound) of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... Hood Canal, despite its name, is a fjord off Puget Sound in the U.S. state of Washington, with an average width of 1. ... Tatoosh Island is an island about a half mile off Cape Flattery on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. ... Port Angeles is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Port Townsend is a city located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the far northwestern part of the state known as the Olympic Peninsula. ... The Olympic Mountains The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington in the United States. ... Temperate rain forest in the Mount Hood Wilderness, Oregon, United States. ... Moss draped Bigleaf Maple near the Hoh River. ... A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall. ...


From Olympia, the state capital, U.S. Route 101 runs along the Olympic Peninsula's eastern, northern, and western shorelines. Coordinates: County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Mayor Mark Foutch Area    - City 48. ... Highway 101 redirects here. ...


Lakes on the peninsula include Lake Aldwell, Lake Crescent, Lake Cushman, Lake Mills, Lake Ozette, Lake Pleasant, Lake Quinault, and Lake Sutherland, and its rivers include the Bogachiel, the Dungeness, the Elwha, the Queets, the Quillayute, the Quinault, the Skokomish, and the Sol Duc. Lake Crescent is a lake located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Lake Cushman is a 4,010 acre (16 km²) lake on the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Mason County, Washington. ... Lake Ozette is the third largest natural lake in Washington state at 29. ... Lake Quinault is a lake on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state. ... The Bogachiel River is a river situated on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. ... The Dungeness River is located in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. ... Elwha River The Elwha River is a 45-mile-long river located in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. ... The Queets River is located in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. ... The Quillayute River is a river situated on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. ... The Quinault River is is located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, U.S.A. The river is the outlet for Lake Quinault. ... The Skokomish River is a river which starts by draining the southeast corner of the Olympic Mountains in Mason County, Washington. ...


The Peninsula is also home to many state and national parks, including Anderson Lake, Bogachiel, Dosewallips, Fort Flagler, Fort Worden, Lake Cushman, Mystery Bay, Old Fort Townsend, Potlatch, Sequim Bay, Shine Tidelands, and Triton Cove State Parks; Olympic National Park; and the Olympic National Forest. Within the Olympic National Forest there are five designated wilderness areas: The Brothers, Buckhorn, Colonel Bob, Mt. Skokomish, and Wonder Mountain :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Fort Flagler State Park is a Washington state park on the site of Fort Flagler, a former United States Army fort at the northern end of Marrowstone Island. ... Fort Worden State Park is a 433 acre (1. ... Mystery Bay State Park is a 10 acre (40,000 m²) Washington state park on Mystery Bay, a small inlet off of Scow Bay/Kilisut Harbor on the western side of Marrowstone Island. ... Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the far northwestern part of the state known as the Olympic Peninsula. ... The Olympic National Forest is a national forest located in Washingtons Olympic Peninsula. ... The Wilderness Act protects exceptional undisturbed natural areas and scenery, such as in the Ansel Adams Wilderness On federal lands in the United States, Congress may designate a wilderness area under the provisions of the Wilderness Act of 1964. ... Buckhorn Mountain as seen from the southwest The Buckhorn Wilderness is a 44,258 acre[1] mountainous wilderness area on the northeastern Olympic Peninsula in Washington, USA. Named after Buckhorn Mountain (6,988 feet above sea level), the wilderness abuts the eastern boundary of Olympic National Park which includes nearby... Colonel Bob Wilderness is a 48 square km protected area located in the southwest corner of Olympic National Forest in Washington State. ...


Clallam and Jefferson Counties as well as the northern parts of Grays Harbor and Mason Counties are on the peninsula. Clallam County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington and named after Thomas Jefferson. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...


Politics

It is represented in the U.S Congress by Norman D. Dicks. A congress is a gathering of people, especially a gathering for a political purpose. ... Sixth Congressional District of Washington Norman DeValois Dicks (born December 16, 1940), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1977, representing the Sixth Congressional District of Washington. ...


Cities and towns

Amanda Park is an unincorporated community located in the Olympic Peninsula in Grays Harbor County, Washington along U.S. Route 101. ... Brinnon is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Chimacum is an unincorporated community on the Olympic Peninsula in the American state of Washington at coordinates , . It was named after the Chemakum (or Chimacum) group of Native Americans that lived there until the late 19th century. ... Discovery Bay is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Eldon is an unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington. ... Forks is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Hoodsport is an unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington. ... Hoquiam (pronounced ) is a city located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Humptulips is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Kalaloch, Washington is a resort on the bluffs just off of Highway 101 on the Olympic Pinnsula in Washington State overlooking the Pacific Ocean. ... La Push is a small unincorporated community in Clallam County, Washington. ... Liliwaup, Washington is a small town on the Hood Canal, in western Washington. ... Moclips is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Neah Bay is a town on the Makah Indian reservation, located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Ocean City is a census-designated place located in Grays Harbor County, Washington. ... Coordinates: County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Mayor Mark Foutch Area    - City 48. ... Ozette is a town in Clallam County, Washington. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Port Angeles is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Port Hadlock-Irondale is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Port Ludlow is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Port Townsend is a city located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Potlatch is an unincorporated community in Mason County, Washington. ... Quilcene is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Sequim is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. ... Shelton is a city located in Mason County, Washington. ... Hood Canal’s South Shore is where you’ll find the picturesque little town of Union, located 16 miles south of Belfair on Highway 106. ...

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Cities | Towns | Municipalities | Governors | Legislature | Initiatives to the People | Initiatives to the Legislature | Congress | Symbols | Parks | Roads | Music Image File history File links Flag_of_Washington. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of cities in Washington, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... List of towns in Washington State Note: Populated places in Washington State are either cities, towns or census-designated places. ... There are 281 cities in the U.S. state of Washington. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... The Washington State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Washington. ... This is a list of all initiatives to the people that have appeared before Washington voters from 1914 to 2005, listed by number, subject, and result. ... This is a list of all initiatives to the Washington State Legislature from 1914 to 2004 that gathered enough signatures to come under consideration, listed by number, subject, and result. ... Washington State currently sends 11 congressional delegates to the United States Congress - 9 members of the House and 2 Senators. ... This is a list of Washington state parks, in the United States of America. ... Categories: Stub | Washington state highways ... The U.S. state of Washington includes several major hotbeds of musical innovation. ...

Capital

Olympia Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Coordinates: County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Mayor Mark Foutch Area    - City 48. ...

Regions

Central Washington | Columbia River Plateau | Eastern Washington | Inland Empire | Kitsap Peninsula | Long Beach Peninsula | Olympic Peninsula | Okanogan Country | Palouse | Puget Sound | San Juan Islands | Western Washington | Yakima Valley This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Central Washington is a region of the United States defined as the western half of Eastern Washington, or those counties lying east of the Cascade Mountains but west of the 119th meridian. ... The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau. ... Eastern Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington east of the Cascade Mountains. ... The Inland Empire is a region in the Pacific Northwest centered around Spokane, Washington, including much of the surrounding Columbia River basin. ... The Kitsap Peninsula, at times called the Indian Peninsula or the Great Peninsula, is the arm of land in Washington state (USA) that lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound and east of the Olympic Peninsula across Hood Canal. ... The Long Beach Peninsula is an arm of land in western Washington state. ... Okanogan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... The Palouse is a region covering approximately 16,000 sq. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm (sound) of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The San Juan Islands are a part of the San Juan Archipelago in the northwest corner of the continental United States. ... Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington west of the Cascade Mountains. ... This irrigation ditch receives its water from the Yakima River. ...

Major
cities

Bellevue | Seattle | Spokane | Tacoma | Tri-Cities | Vancouver This is a list of cities in Washington, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... Location Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: ) 47°36′N 122°19′W Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... Spokane (pronounced spō-CAN ) is the county seat of Spokane County in the State of Washington, USA. It was originally incorporated as Spokan Falls (without an e at the end), drawing on the Native American tribe known as the Spokanee, which means Children of the Sun. ... Old Town neighborhood in Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background Flag Seal Nickname: The City of Destiny Location Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Government County Pierce Mayor Bill Baarsma (NP) Geographical characteristics Area     City 162. ... Central Richland as seen from the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. ... Motto: A colorful past, a bright future Nickname: Vancouver USA, The Couve Map Political Statistics Founded 1825 Incorporated 1857 County Clark County Mayor Royce Pollard Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 119. ...

Smaller
cities

Aberdeen | Anacortes | Arlington | Auburn | Bainbridge Island | Bellingham | Bothell | Bremerton | Burien | Centralia | Covington | Des Moines | Edmonds | Ellensburg | Enumclaw | Everett | Federal Way | Issaquah | Kenmore | Kennewick | Kent | Kirkland | Lacey | Lake Forest Park | Lakewood | Longview | Lynnwood | Maple Valley | Marysville | Mercer Island | Mill Creek | Monroe | Moses Lake | Mount Vernon | Mountlake Terrace | Mukilteo | Oak Harbor | Pasco | Port Angeles | Port Orchard | Port Townsend | Pullman | Puyallup | Redmond | Renton | Richland | Sammamish | SeaTac | Shoreline | Spokane Valley | Tukwila | University Place | Walla Walla | Wenatchee | Woodinville | Yakima This is a list of cities in Washington, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... Tribute to Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen. ... Anacortes (pronounced ) is a city located in Skagit County, Washington. ... Arlington is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington, USA, between Marysville to the south and Mount Vernon to the north. ... Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ... Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Bellingham, Washington is the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Bothell is a city located in the state of Washington. ... View of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, as seen from across the water in Port Orchard. ... Burien is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,881. ... Centralia is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Covington is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Des Moines Flag Des Moines is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 29,267. ... Edmonds is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Ellensburg is a city located in Kittitas County, Washington. ... Enumclaw is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Everett High School (part of Everett Public Schools) Everett Station Everett is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Federal Way is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. ... Issaquah city hall. ... Kenmore, occasionally known as Kenmore by the Lake, is a city in the United States located on the north shore of Lake Washington in King County, Washington. ... The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). ... Logo of Kent, WA Kent is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Nickname: The Little City That Could Location Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Lacey is a city located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Lake Forest Park is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Lakewood is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ... Longview is a city located in Cowlitz County, Washington. ... Lynnwood is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ... Maple Valley is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Marysville is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, USA. The population was 25,315 at the 2000 census. ... Mercer Island is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,036. ... Mill Creek is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ... Monroe is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Moses Lake is a city located in Grant County, Washington. ... Mount Vernon is a city in Skagit County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,232. ... Mountlake Terrace is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Mukilteo (pronounced ) is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. ... Pasco is a city located in Franklin County, Washington. ... Port Angeles is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Port Orchard is the county seat of Kitsap County, Washington. ... Port Townsend is a city located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Pullman is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. ... Puyallup (pronounced ) is a city in Pierce County, Washington about five miles east of Tacoma. ... Official website: http://www. ... Location Location of Renton in King County and Washington Coordinates , Government County King Mayor Russ Feather Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ... Official website: http://www. ... SeaTac is a city and outlying suburb of Seattle, located in the southern section of King County in Washington State. ... Shoreline is a city located in King County, Washington, 15 miles (24 km) north of Downtown Seattle. ... Spokane Valley, Washington is a newly incorporated city in Spokane County, Washington. ... Tukwila (pronounced ) is a city located in King County, Washington, about 6 miles south of Seattle. ... University Place is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. ... Walla Walla is the both the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, USA, and the countys largest city. ... Wenatchee (IPA: ) is located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers near the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range in the U.S. State of Washington. ... Woodinville is a city located in King County, Washington. ... City seal Yakima (IPA: ) is a city in central Washington and the county seat of Yakima County, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,845 and a metropolitan population of 229,094. ...

Counties

Adams | Asotin | Benton | Chelan | Clallam | Clark | Columbia | Cowlitz | Douglas | Ferry | Franklin | Garfield | Grant | Grays Harbor | Island | Jefferson | King | Kitsap | Kittitas | Klickitat | Lewis | Lincoln | Mason | Okanogan | Pacific | Pend Oreille | Pierce | San Juan | Skagit | Skamania | Snohomish | Spokane | Stevens | Thurston | Wahkiakum | Walla Walla | Whatcom | Whitman | Yakima List of Washington counties: Washington counties Adams County Asotin County Benton County Chelan County Clallam County Clark County Columbia County Cowlitz County Douglas County Ferry County Franklin County Garfield County Grant County Grays Harbor County Island County Jefferson County King County Kitsap County Kittitas County Klickitat County Lewis County Lincoln... Adams County is a county located in the State of Washington. ... Asotin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... Chelan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Clallam County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... Cowlitz County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Washington, USA. As of 2000, the population is 32,603. ... Ferry County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington and named after Thomas Jefferson. ... King County is located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Kittitas County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Klickitat County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Okanogan County (pronounced ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Pacific County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pend Oreille County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... San Juan County is a county located in the state of Washington, comprised of the San Juan Islands. ... Skagit County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Skamania County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Spokane County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Stevens County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Wahkiakum County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Walla Walla County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Whatcom County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Whitman County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Yakima County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...


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Olympic National Park is adjacent to the reservations of several tribes, among them the Chehalis, Hoh, Klallam, Makah, Skokomish, Quileute, and Quinault.
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