Lake Ozette, Olympic National Park
Lake Ozette has a small campground, accessible by road. Most people come to Lake Ozette to backpack out to Cape Alava or Sandpoint (the earlier being more popular) on the coast. We've stayed at the Lake Ozette campground and hiked the triangular loop out to the coast and back. Cape Alava is the northern point of the triangle, Sandpoint is southern, and Lake Ozette lies inland to the east. It is approximately 3 miles between each point (a 9-mile loop). The trail is easy on well-maintained boardwalks that can be slippery.
For coastal birding, Sandpoint offers better habitat for the birds - a protected bay and sandy beaches. The deer on the coast - like all deer in the Olympic National Park - are very tame and not wary of humans, probably due to the lack of hunting over a long period of time.
Great Blue Heron
Northern Pygmy Owl
Other Critter List
Northern Harbor Seal
Located: outer coast, Olympic National Park, WA
Directions: from Port Angeles take hwy-101 to hwy-112 past Clallam Bay, turn southwest onto Hoko-Ozette Road, follow the road to the end.