Welcome to Olympic-National, a family getaway nestled on the border and entrance to coastal Olympic National Park at Rialto Beach. With nothing separating you from the Park, you are immersed in peace and quiet among the massive trees of the forest. At this nearly 30+ acre compound you can enjoy over 700 feet of river front and nearly a half mile of Olympic National Park frontage. The vacation home also borders the Quileute Indian Reservation. Guests remark that the home is perfectly located to explore Olympic National Park since it is so close to so many attractions.
Resident elk, deer and bald eagles make their home here. The elk leave the Park to graze in the pasture below the deck and bald eagles live at the river front where their favorite fishing hole is located.
HIKING: There are trails on the property and nearby including Rialto Beach, Hole in the Wall, Lake Ozette, First/Second/Third Beaches, James Pond, Slough Trail and others. The confluences of the Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Quillayute and Dickey Rivers are within 2 miles. The Hoh Rain Forest, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Hot Springs, Ruby Beach and Kalaloch Beach are all within an hour from here. Lake Ozette is just a 8.5 mile trip by raven.
FISHING: For fishing enthusiasts, the river front has one of the best salmon fishing holes in the region and is home to the best native steelhead fisheries in the contiguous United States. Halibut and ocean fishing is available at LaPush and surf perch at Rialto Beach. There is plenty of parking for cars and boats on trailers and there is room to pitch tents if needed. The gravel bar along the property is an excellent stretch of fly fishing water and is a great place to fish. The Quillayute hosts chinook, coho, sockeye and at times pink salmon. Sea-run cutthroat trout are abundant. A fishing license is not required to fish the river in Olympic National Park; however, you need a free salmon/steelhead catch record if you are targeting these fish. The gravel bar is shared with Olympic National Park. If you know the seasons, fishing can be the best in the area along the river front. Check the fishing regulations for Washington State and Olympic National Park.
Let me know if you are interested in a fishing guide.
If you want to relax and stay on the property, there is plenty to do. Part of our non-fiction collection are National Audubon Society field guides for birds, trees and mushrooms and maps and guides. You can walk the trails or sun on the deck among other activities. There are trails to explore in the compound if you want to get close to nature or just find a quiet place to sit among the flora and fawna. There is a large circular fire pit and picnic area with BBQ. The area around the home has plenty of parking and a sports field for volley ball, Frisbee, fly casting practice and other outdoor activities.