Cell Phones and GPS
Decommissioned logging roads in our area may display on your GPS, and can be misleading. When in doubt, call. On that note, please be aware that cellphone service here can be spotty due to the gorgeous mountains and tall trees!
Local Tide Information
Fishing and Hunting Rules and Regulations
- Shellfish Safety
- “Redtide” Hotline 1-800-562-5632
- Fishing Regulations
- Shellfish Harvest Regulations
- Crab Fishing Regulations
- Purchase Hunting Licenses Online 10 days before going
- Buy a license in person – Search Locations (enter zip code 98376)
- Download hunting information pamphlets from Dept of Fish and Wildlife
It can go from sun to snow to rain in minutes! Wear layers. It tends to be mild here in Quilcene and Brinnon, but winter weather is something to keep an eye on! Most times of the year here the weather is gorgeous. Well-kept secret: We benefit from being in the “rainshadow” of the Olympic Mountains and generally receive far less rain than Seattle!
Your dog is welcome at most lodging locations. But you should check in advance for possible restrictions or extra costs. Please know that beaches and the Olympic National Forest (360-956-2402) require your dogs to be kept on a leash. No pets at all are allowed in the Olympic National Park. Please put ID tags on your dog with a cell phone or emergency contact phone number. Remember that there are wild animals here that are bigger than your dog! Note: More people and animals are injured and killed by deer, elk and goats in national parks than by carnivores. Please exercise good judgment for your pet’s safety.
Navy Vessels and Your Safety
Please be aware that military maneuvers occur frequently in Dabob Bay and the Hood Canal. Submarines from Bangor Sub Base dive in the deep waters. Follow all directions given to you by military personnel carefully! Operate your vessel at minimum speed when within 500 yards and do not approach within 100 yards. If you must approach within 100 yards to comply with the Navigation Rules you must contact the Navy Vessel or the Coast Guard Escort Vessels on VHF Channel 16 for permission and instructions.