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Announcement of the Lake Crescent Highway 101 Rehabilitation Program

The National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration announced that, beginning in mid-July of this year, the two agencies will rehabilitate 12 miles of Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and four miles of East Beach Road. This project will take an estimated three construction seasons to complete, starting in July of 2017 and ending in 2019, and will address safety and long-term maintenance issues.

Visitors should plan and prepare for traffic delays during each construction season.

The federal and state agencies involved provided useful links to help inform travelers of the construction schedule and impacts to traffic. We’ve summarized them below.

Useful Points of Note About the Overall Construction Program

  • Construction will occur on weekdays only. No weekend or holiday work.
  • From April 1st through September 23rd, construction work may begin two hours after sunrise, and must stop two hours before sunset.
  • East Beach Road construction is scheduled to be completed by November 2017. The road will close to through traffic for a single two-week period between August 1st and October 31st. Resident and business access will be available.
  • Emergency vehicles will have immediate access when needed throughout the project.
  • Once this work is complete, it should last a long time. The last major rehabilitation of Highway 101 along Lake Crescent was completed in the 1980s.
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National Parks Centennial

Olympic National Park, Hoh Rain Forest, entrance sign

Photo courtesy of Connie Ma. The photo can be found on Flickr in Connie’s album, “The Northwest Passage 2011” and is entitled “Entrance to Hoh Rainforest”. See Creative Commons license here https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ for terms of use.


During 2016, the Olympic National Park celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the founding of our National Park Service! Come join us and experience the spectacular beauty of the park. From mountain glaciers to rugged coastlines, the Olympic offers a myriad of experiences, including temperate Rain Forests, world record trees, surging rivers, pounding waterfalls, and abundant animal and plant life.

Check out these informative travel and activity links to help you plan your experience in the Olympic National Park during the national parks centennial year
2017 National Park free Admission Days
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Welcome to the Quinault River Inn

  • A view of the Quinault River

  • Hiking-Trail-in-the-Hoh-Rainforest

Beautiful views of the serene lower Quinault River grace every room at the Inn. Our quiet location is easily accessed from Highway 101. Comfortable, pillow-top queen beds, updated baths, Native American artwork, and photography of the Olympic Peninsula appoint every room, making your stay memorable. In addition to energy-efficient heat pumps with summer air conditioning, we offer 32″ HDTV, free WiFi, and smoke-free rooms. Our entire facility has been fully renovated including our inviting covered deck.

We work hard to achieve the best TripAdvisor reviews in the Quinault area. We have recently been informed by TripAdvisor that we have been awarded their Certificate of Excellence for 2017, our fifth year in a row.

Our location provides great access to the Quinault Rain Forest and world record trees, great hikes, and riveting waterfalls within the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Located only 30 minutes from Kalaloch and Ruby beaches, the Inn is a great base for exploring the rugged Washington coast and the Hoh Rainforest, too.

View the latest image from the Quinault Rivercam

A delightful old-time general store and two cafes are within easy walking distance, while two restaurants for fine dining are a short five-minute drive. The Amanda Park community is the Gateway to the greater Lake Quinault area, the Quinault River valley and Quinault Rain Forest. Come join us for a night, a weekend, or longer, and discover the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula!

Member: Lake Quinault Innkeepers

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