Our Wedding  
  Chris and Jodi Aug. 18, 2007  
Things to Do

Explore the rain forests
Kalaloch is within a half hourís drive inland to the beautiful Hoh Rain Forest, which is over 2,000 square miles and one of the few temperate rain forests in the Northern Hemisphere. It is well worth the visit. Click here for more information.

If you don't feel like driving to the rain forest, across the street from the Kalaloch grounds and campground is the Kalaloch Nature Trail that winds through the temperate coastal rain forest. There are guided walks given by park rangers several times a day. Once the scheduled talks are posted, we'll update this site with the times they'll be offered.

Explore the beaches
There are four beaches near Kalaloch just beckoning you to explore them. Take the trail to Ruby Beach to see its garnet colored sand and towering sea stacks. Try Beach Trail #4 to access surf fishing, tide pools, and seal or whale watching. We've explored each of these beaches on our past visits and can claim that each has a unique personality. Happy exploring!

Visit Lake Quinault
The Lake Quinault Lodge is about 30 minutes drive from the wedding site and is located on picturesque Lake Quinault. It was built in 1926 after a fire destroyed the original "Log Hotel" in 1924, and has had famous visitors including former president Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937. After his visit, he was so impressed with the area he designated the surrounding region a national park in 1938.We'd suggest, if you are planning on staying in the area for a few days, that you check out this Lodge.Itís a beautiful Lodge that holds onto its 20ís-era style with a massive brick fireplace in the welcoming lobby, exposed ceiling beams painted with Native American designs and a large expanse of lawn making its way from the Lodge to the lake. You can rent kayaks, canoes and other types of boats to take out on the lake. Click here for more information.

Visit nearby towns
To be honest, there aren't many towns around Kalaloch, which is why we like it! There are a few towns within a few hours of Kalaloch that offer many options for great views, museums, tours and wildlife sightings. Forks is about 45 minutes inland from Kalaloch and offers museums and is a starting point for many outdoor activities. La Push, 1.5 hours north of Kalaloch, is on the ocean and has great camping and stunning views. Neah Bay is 2.5 hours north of Kalaloch and is a small town on the northwestern tip of Washington, within the Makah Indian Reservation. From the town you can take the Cape Flattery Trail, a scenic ĺ mile boardwalk that brings you out to a stunning overlook that is at the most northwestern point in the continental United States.