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Quinault Rain Forest and Lakeshore Trails
Explore the Olympic Peninsula’s fascinating temperate rain forest on two relaxing, accessible trails with unparalleled opportunities for viewing wildlife, fish, and scenery. Wander along the gently sloping half-mile Rain Forest Nature Trail, the first 850 feet of which are barrier-free; the trail...
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Description: Westport is a bustling seaport town at the mouth of Grays Harbor. A municipal fishing pier, three large rock jetties, and two state park beaches offer a good viewing of migrating gray whales, harbor seals, California sea lions, brown pelicans, Caspian terns, and other marine birds.

Wildlife to Watch: Whale watching peaks during March, April, and May. Look for pelicans in summer. All species are also seen from ocean beaches and jetties. South Jetty has two observation towers.

Special Tips: Arrange charter boat trips through Westport Chamber of Commerce.

Ownership: City of Westport 
Size: N/A 
Closest Town: Westport

RestroomsParkingTent CampingHikingPicnic tablesBoat LaunchLodgingHandicap AccessibleFeeLarge BoatsTrailer CampingBicycling

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Brown Pelican - photo by USFWS
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Westport : Wildlife Viewing Area