Sunday, August 7, 2016

South Beach CG (Olympic NP) - 08/07/16 - Kalaloch, WA

Sunday – August 7, 2016
Olympic National Park
South Beach Campground
Kalaloch, Washington

Pictures To Be Added Soon

Waves boom along wilderness beaches and mix with snow-fed rivers. Ancient trees shelter wildlife. Rugged peaks embrace glaciers and sub-alpine meadows. Coast, forest, and mountain ecosystems combine to create this spectacular wilderness park: Olympic National Park.

The Olympic Peninsula is home to eight American Indian tribes that developed complex hunter-gatherer societies and to continue to keep their traditions alive. European explorers who ventured here in the late 1700’s heralded the way for homesteaders.

The Olympics were set aside as a national monument in 1909 and further protected as Olympic National Park in 1938. Today, the park is internationally recognized as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.

Olympic National Park protects the largest old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest. Its unique character begins with ancient trees that took root 200 to 1,000 years ago. In these forests multi-layered canopies, standing snags, and fallen tree trunks provide habitat for myriad animals.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

Travel Details:
Departed: Bend, Oregon
Departure Time: 10:35 A.M.
Arrived: Troutdale, Oregon
Arrival Time: 3:35 P.M.

Campground: South Beach
Type: National Park
GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: N 47.56863
Longitude: W 124.36150
Elevation: 24 Feet
Camping Fee: 15.00 (50% discount with Senior Pass)
Campsite: 26
Campsite Hookups: None
Campground Amenities: Flush Toilets, Trash Dumpster
Water Available: No
Dump Station: No
Total Campsites: 55

Cellular Service: Verizon – 4G-3 Bars
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack – 5 Bars
Dish TV Satellite Service: Excellent Service

Total miles traveled today: 160
Route Traveled:
North on I-5
West on US-12
North on US-101 to Campground

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