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Getting to Kalaloch

Kalaloch Lodge
157151 Highway 101, Kalaloch, WA 98331
360-962-2271

For those coming from Olympia or further south, the easiest route to take is the southern route. For those coming from Seattle or further north, you have your choice of routes (northern or southern).

Southern Route
Kalaloch via the southern route (Olympia/Aberdeen):
  • Take I-5 toward Tacoma/Olympia.
  • Near Olympia, merge onto US-101 N via Exit 104 toward Aberdeen/Port Angeles.
  • Continue on this road, which will turn into WA-8 W toward Montesano/Aberdeen.
  • Near Elma WA-8 W becomes US-12 W.
  • The same road that has been WA-8 and US-12 now becomes US-101 N.
  • Continue to follow the signs for US-101 N through Aberdeen and Hoquiam.
  • Turn left off US-101 into Kalaloch Logde or 0.5 miles further turn left into Kalaloch campground.

For your planning purposes, it's approximately 49 miles from Olympia to Aberdeen and 70 miles from Aberdeen to Kalaloch.

Northern Routes
If time allows, the "northern routes" are by far the most scenic. Both involve a ferry ride and views of the pristine Lake Crescent. It's truly a memorable route to get to Kalaloch.

1. Seattle/Bainbridge ferry route
Please click here for the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry schedule.

  • Take the Bainbridge/Seattle ferry from the Seattle waterfront.
  • Upon leaving the ferry, stay in the right lane (do not take lane to the city center)
  • Continue straight through the traffic light. You will be on WA-305.
  • Stay on WA-305. You will pass several lights and cross over a bridge, leaving Bainbridge Island.
  • After passing through Poulsbo, merge onto WA-3 North, toward the Hood Canal Bridge.
  • Turn left onto WA-104 W, crossing over the Hood Canal Bridge
  • Continue on WA-104 W (toward Port Angeles/Port Townsend). At junction with US-101, bear right onto US-101 N toward Port Angeles/Port Townsend.
  • US-101 N weaves through the Port Angeles. Just continue to follow the signs for US-101 N (Forks) When you get close to the waterfront (a block or two away) you will turn left (following signs for US-101 Forks) and drive away from the water for several blocks. You will eventually curve off to the right, pass an Albertson’s (grocery store) and leave town, continuing along US-101.
  • Follow US-101 across the northern side of the Olympic Peninsula. Continue on US-101 as it heads south until you reach Kalaloch Campground or Kalaloch Lodge on your right (campground entrance is about 0.5 mi before the lodge entrance).
For your planning purposes, it's approximately 71 miles from Bainbridge Island to Port Angeles and 90 miles from Port Angeles to Kalaloch.

2. Edmonds/Kingston ferry route
Please click here for the Kingston/Edmonds ferry schedule.

  • Take I-5 to exit 177 toward WA-104/Edmonds/Lake Forest Park.
  • Continue West on WA-104 for four miles and follow signs for the Kingston Ferry Terminal (road will weave around a little).
  • Upon leaving the ferry, stay to your right to stay on WA-104 W.
  • Continue to follow WA-104 W (toward Port Angeles/Port Townsend). After approximately 5 miles, there is a point where the road makes a 90° turn to the right after a gas station. If you miss this turn, you'll be on WA-307 and will need to turn around.
  • Approximately 5 miles later, you will make another 90° turn to the right to cross the Hood Canal Bridge (this is still WA-104 W).
  • Continue on WA-104 W (toward Port Angeles/Port Townsend). At junction with US-101,take slight right onto US-101 N toward Port Angeles/Port Townsend.
  • US-101 N weaves through the Port Angeles. Just continue to follow the signs for US-101 N (Forks) When you get close to the waterfront (a block or two away) you will turn left (following signs for US-101 Forks) and drive away from the water for several blocks. You will eventually curve off to the right, pass an Albertson’s (grocery store) and leave town, continuing along US-101.
  • Follow US-101 across the northern side of the Olympic Peninsula. Continue on US-101 as it heads south until you reach Kalaloch Campground or Kalaloch Lodge on your right (campground entrance is about 0.5 mi before the lodge entrance).
For your planning purposes, it's approximately 60 miles from Kingston to Port Angeles and 90 miles from Port Angeles to Kalaloch.