Strait of Juan de Fuca Hwy 112
The remote Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway 112 winds along the magnificent shoreline of the narrow body of water that connects Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean with views of Vancouver Island.
Continuing westward on this route, you'll also encounter the Cape Flattery Tribal Byway which includes the fabulous Makah Tribal Museum and a boardwalk trail that leads to the westernmost edge of the lower 48 states where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific Ocean.
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1. Elwha Dam Removal Interpretive Kiosk
This self-guided center presents an overview of the largest dam removal and restoration project in the United States occurring on the nearby Elwha River. Nature trails lead from the parking lot to views of the Elwha River gorge and the former Elwha Dam site.Read More
2. Freshwater Bay County Park
Freshwater Bay County Park totals 21.07 acres and has 1,450 lineal feet of public tidelands. The lower picnic site, concrete launch ramp, sanikan, and beach access areas are open all year round. The upper secluded five-acre picnic area, surrounded by Western Red Cedar and ferns, and upper restroom is open May 15 through September 15 only.Read More
4. Salt Creek Recreation Area
Known world-wide for its tide pools, Salt Creek Recreation Area includes the Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary and Audubon Trail and hiking trails to Striped Peak. After leaving Salt Creek, drive west along Crescent Beach Road for views of the stunning beach and surf. The loop will take you to the town of Joyce and the photogenic, historical Joyce General StoreRead More
6. Joyce Museum
The original log train depot built in 1914 is home to the Joyce Museum. Housing historical memorabilia from the towns of Joyce, Lake Crescent, Twin Rivers and the former town of Port Crescent you will find yourself surrounded by the rich history of the area. The many displays of various artifacts is but a small part of what makes this museum stand out. On shelves casually housing many historical books you can find nuggets of treasure that bring history to life.Read More
7. Joyce General Store
This historic building is the longest continually operating general store in Washington State. In 2011 it celebrated its 100th anniversary. The oiled floors, beaded ceiling, many of the fixtures and much more are originally from the Markham House Hotel at Port Crescent.Read More
8. Pillar Point County Park
Visit the interpretive panels to learn about the history of State Route 112, the important role that forestry played in its development and a display showcasing historic logging terms and photos. En route to Pillar Point County Park, notice the mosaic of the different growth stages of the working forest.Read More
Sekiu is a world-famous recreational fishing destination. Other recreational activities include hiking, kayaking, surfing, scuba diving and beachcombing. Bird watchers can find puffins, marbled murrelets, coastal birds, migrating swans, raptors and bald eagles. Marine species include Gray and humpback whales, orcas and sea otters.Read More