The best way to see the Olympic Peninsula is by car. Many visitors like to drive from Aberdeen on northbound US-101 and "do the loop", ending in Olympia, taking three or four days to visit the Olympic National Park and Forest area.
Here are directions to each of our locations:
Lake Quinault Lodge is located approximately 3 hours from Seattle, WA and 3.5 hours from Portland, OR. From I-5 North or South, take exit 104 at Olympia (Aberdeen-Ocean Beaches) and head straight west to Aberdeen-Hoquiam. From Hoquiam, go north on US 101 for 40 miles to milepost 125. Turn right on South Shore Road and go 2 miles to Lake Quinault Lodge.
Lake Crescent Lodge is located on the north side of Olympic Peninsula. It is situated approximately 25 miles southwest of Port Angeles, Washington, on Highway 101. If traveling from Seattle, head northwest on Highway 101, past Port Angeles. This should take you approximately 2.5 hours of traveling time.
Log Cabin Resort, like Lake Crescent Lodge, is located on the north side of Olympic Peninsula. It is approximately 25 miles west of Port Angeles, WA, on East Beach Road. To get here, travel northwest on Highway 101 from Seattle and take a right onto East Beach Road just before you reach Lake Crescent. This should take you between 2.5 and 3 hours of traveling time.
Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort is centrally located on the north side of Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Just 12 miles into the interior of Olympic National Park, it is easy to reach from Highway 101, which circumnavigates the Olympic Peninsula.
From the East: Take Highway 101 heading west from Port Angeles for about 28 miles. Just beyond Lake Crescent, watch for the Olympic National Park sign that reads Sol Duc Valley Hot Springs Resort. Turn left off Hwy. 101 onto Sol Duc Hot Springs Rd. Travel south for approximately 12 miles, until you reach Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. It is about one hour from Port Angeles.
From the South: Sol Duc is approximately a one hour drive from Forks, WA. Take Highway 101 from Forks, heading northeast for roughly 30 miles. Watch for the Olympic National Park sign reading: Sol Duc Valley Hot Springs Resort. Turn right off Hwy. 101 onto Sol Duc Hot Springs Rd. and travel 12 miles to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.
Hurricane Ridge is located south of Port Angeles and centered in Olympic National Park. If traveling from Seattle, take Highway 101 to Port Angeles and turn left onto South Race Street, which turns into Hurricane Ridge Road. Take this road all the way to the end. Expect this route to take nearly 4 hours by car.
Other Helpful Information:
- For recorded road information regarding Olympic National Park & Forest call 360.565.3131
- For passenger and vehicle ferry between Victoria, British Columbia, and Port Angeles, Washington, we partner with BlackBall Ferry Line.
- For Washington State ferry fare & ticketing details, travel conditions, and other information, please visit the Washington State Department of Transportation website.