As beautiful as anywhere on earth, majestic glacier-carved and fed Lake Quinault is surrounded by the mossy old-growth trees of the Quinault Rain Forest, one of only three temperate coniferous rain forests in the Western Hemisphere.
The valley that creates the lake and rainforest is known as the Valley of the Giants. Here you will find the largest Sitka Spruce in the world, along with other recognized giants of Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Western Red and Alaskan Cedar. The towering trees and lush, green forests at the southern end of the Olympic National Park and National Forest are home to abundant wildlife including bald eagles and Roosevelt elk.
Miles of trails, swimming and fishing are also easily accessible from the campgrounds and resorts around the lake and in the forest. A 30-mile loop drive takes you on a scenic trip around the lake. Bring a camera, hiking shoes, and rain gear. This will be a trip you will never forget.