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Washington Islands Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

Washington Islands Wilderness is closed to access and use by the general public. However, visitor opportunities and views of the Wilderness are available at nearby Olympic National Park.

Recreational Opportunities

Olympic National Park provides access to 50 miles of beaches with views of the islands. The boundaries of Olympic National Park also overlap refuge islands (http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm, phone 360-565-3130). The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary also overlays the waters surrounding the Washingon Islands Wilderness. Please see their Web site at http://www.ocnms.nos.noaa.gov/ for further information on boating opportunities. Off-site interpretive panels at Lake Ozette, Rialto Beach, Second Beach, Ruby Beach, and Kalaloch give information about the islands.

Safety and Current Conditions

Boating safety should be foremost in the minds of visitors in the National Marine Sanctuary surrounding the islands. Check for National Weather Service storm warnings at http://www.weather.gov/, and always wear personal flotation devices.




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