Introduction to Port Angeles, Washington
Port Angeles, Washington, in Clallam county, is 56 miles NW of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 62 miles NW of Seattle, Washington. As of the year 2000 census, 18,397 people lived in Port Angeles.
Port Angeles History
The Lower Elwha S'Klallam tribe inhabited the area now known as Port Angeles. They established a fishing village in this region. Abraham Lincoln established the area as a townsite in 1862. It became the Second National City after Washington D.C. in 1890, and until 1894 the area was held as a military reserve. The forest and fishing industries played a significant role in the economic development of Port Angeles.
Port Angeles and nearby Attractions
- Olympic National Park
- Salt Creek Recreation Area
- Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
- Sequim Bay State Park
- Clallam County Historical Society's Museum
- Hoh Rain Forest
Things To Do In Port Angeles
While staying in Port Angeles, you can visit Olympic National Park and Sequim Bay State Park. You can also visit the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and Webster's Woods Art Park. The Waterfront Art Gallery and the Art on the Town Outdoor Sculpture Gallery are also worth seeing. You can plan a day trip to Spruce Railroad Trail, Dungeness Recreation Area, Pillar Point, Rialto Beach, and Olympic Discovery Trail. Kayaking can be enjoyed on Lake Crescent and on Freshwater Bay.
Port Angeles Transportation
William R Fairchild International Airport is nearby.
Port Angeles Higher Education
Peninsula College, Skagit Valley College, Western Washington University, Skagit Valley College, and several other institutes offer higher educational facilities.