Clallam County

Overview

Clallam County sits in the northern section of the Olympic Peninsula. The upper region spans almost 100 miles along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Along the Pacific Coast it’s shore extend more than 35 miles. Iconic images of Clallam County can be seen on the silver screen, locations are featured in the Twilight Saga film Series. The county is composed of traditional lands of the Klallam, Makah, and Quileute peoples. Clallam’s name is derived from the indian word “Klallam”, that means “the strong people”.

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Spending a Weekend in Olympic National Park

Spending a Weekend in Olympic National Park

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Conquering the Klahhane Ridge Loop Trail

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Exploring Port Angeles

Exploring Port Angeles

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The Hoh Rain Forest go and explore

The Hoh Rain Forest go and explore

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Olympic Game Farm

Olympic Game Farm

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One Square Inch of Silence  

One Square Inch of Silence  

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Washington Lavender

Washington Lavender

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