Amanda Park Washington: Get fuel, food, and lodging as needed while visiting the Quinault Rain Forest, or journeying along Hwy 101 in the south of the Olympic Peninsula.
On the west side of the Olympic Peninsula, Highway 101 cuts right through the middle of Amanda Park. Anyone traveling the west side of the Olympic Peninsula from north to south or vice versa is bound to go through Amanda Park, WA. The road even widens for 625 feet to allow for a turn lane.
Amanda Park, the town, is not a destination in itself. But, it is located within huge tracts of temperate rain forest, including the Queets and Quinault rain forests in the Olympic National Park. Washington's temperate rain forests ARE a huge draw for millions of tourist visits per year, and that is what adds significance to the location of this small village. It is well placed to help provide for some of your needs while you travel through or visit this area of the southwestern Olympic Peninsula.
Whether coming or going, and since you'll be passing through anyway, just know that Amanda Park WA caters to the needs of vacationers.
Amanda Park is 121 miles (195 km) southeast of Port Angeles WA. The drive will take about two and a half hours.
If Port Angeles WA is not your starting point, then:
Amanda Park is located in a temperate rainforest biome. The weather in Amanda Park is understandably and frequently rainy, If you live in the area, I don't need to explain this to you.
Folks passing through, however, are likely to visit during the months of July and August. You will be happy to learn that these two months receive the least rain of the year: less than 2.25 inches (5.6 cm) per month, which is how it is possible to get the gorgeously cloudless weather pictured in some of the photos on this page.
The bookend months of June and September typically experience about 4 inches (10.2 cm) of precipitation per each of these months. All other months are quite wet. The rainiest month is usually November, during which more than 18 inches (47 cm) might fall in a single month.AMANDA PARK WEATHER AMANDA PARK WEATHER
The prime attractions in the area of Amanda Park WA involve the temperate rain forests! This town on the shore of Lake Quinault is within a few miles of dozens of hiking trails, towering stands of giant trees, significant populations of black bears and Roosevelt Elk, and much more.
An arm of the Olympic National Park protects the north shore of Lake Quinault, while a huge tract of the Olympic National Forest envelopes Lake Quinault's south shore.
The Circle Drive (N Shore to S Shore which together circle all of Lake Quinault) takes you past the ranger stations for both the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Hiking trails to historical homes, buildings and giant trees have trailheads on both the north and south sides of Lake Quinault.
The area is an excellent base for longer, hard core hikes, as there are trailheads for several in the area.
Take a look at our Quinault Rain Forest page for much more info and the specifics. (Link coming soon.)
Additionally, the Quinault Indian Nation allows guided fishing and guided bear hunts on the reservation. Check the Quinault tribal website for all the details.
Quinault Internet Café Info
Located at: 6094 US-101, Amanda Park, WA 98526.
Covid-19 Status: Open
Hours: Sun-Sat: 7:30am-3:30pm.
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This place serves a great breakfast. While we were there, the proprietors were very kind, answering our questions, providing brochures, and ensuring our satisfaction.
Info about Dino's Pizza and Grill
Located at: 8 River Dr, Amanda Park, WA 98526.
Covid-19 Status: Open
Hours: Mon-Sun: 12-9pm.
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Quinault River Inn Info
Located at: 8 River Dr, Amanda Park, WA 98526
Covid-19 Status: Open
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A peak at Quinault River Inn: Quinault River Inn, which sits within walking distance of the Quinault River, is just a short drive from Lake Quinault as well. The rustic atmosphere of Quinault River Inn is complimented by majestic surroundings including what seems like endless rainforest and other wonders of the natural world, as well as by proximity to the Olympic National Park.
Guest ratings on Tripadvisor, Yelp, Facebook, and Google include 4.5, 4.7, and 5 stars.
In addition to the Quinault River Inn, you'll find lots of lodging opportunities and RV campgrounds on both the north and south shores of Lake Quinault. See our Lake Quinault page for all the details. (Link coming soon.)
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