West County Visitor Information
Spanning the breadth of the Olympic Peninsula, Jefferson County ends at the Pacific Ocean. Where land meets the sea, visitors find a wild coastline that is largely protected by the Olympic National Park.
Just a few hours from Port Townsend and South County, the Western part of Jefferson County is incredibly geographically diverse. A day’s exploration can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tidepools. Nestled in the valleys are some of the largest remnants of ancient forests left in the country.
Mt. Olympus, the Hoh Rainforest, Kalaloch Beach – these are just of a few of the West County destinations that are known world-wide. They can be just the beginning of your exploration of the Olympic Peninsula – and many visitors make a point of making “the loop” – spending time throughout Jefferson County, circumnavigating the Peninsula, and leaving with amazing memories of one of the Earth’s truly special places.