One the questions we get asked the most is, "What are the 'must-do' area activities?"
Our Top 3 activities suggestions: Hoh Rain Forest, 2nd Beach, and Rialto Beach
HOH RAIN FOREST > Approximate time from A Cozy River House - 30 minutes
The Hoh Rain Forest is part of the Olympic National Park. The rain forest is one of the finest remaining examples of temperate rain forest in the United States making it one of the park's most popular destinations. Not only does the rain forest boast enormous trees and lush mosses, but it also has a visitor's center and a trail system with various trails ranging from the paved .1 mile Mini Trail, to the .8 mile Hall of Mosses trail, to the 17.3 mile Hoh River Trail. A fabulous place to visit rain or shine!
CLICK HERE for more Hoh Rain Forest information and a printable brochure
2nd BEACH > Approximate time from A Cozy River House - 25 minutes
Second Beach is just east of LaPush, and is a sandy beach and one of the most popular local beaches. (It's our favorite!) The .7 mile trail from the parking area to the beach takes you through the forest, down a series of stairs, and over drift wood to the sand below. This beach has amazing tide pools with starfish, crabs, anemones, and other sea life which are accessed most easily during low-tide. (check tide tables / NOAA tides & currents) Other things to note about 2nd Beach are there are no restroom facilities or trash receptacles on the beach or trails, so be prepared and bring water. Also, pets are not allowed on the trail or beach. If you visit this beach any time of year, you won't be disappointed! CLICK HERE for more 2nd Beach information
RIALTO BEACH > Approximate time from A Cozy River House - 25 minutes
Rialto Beach is north of LaPush on Mora Road, and is a rocky beach. One of the reasons for the popularity of this is because of its easy access - the beach is directly adjacent to the parking area. Sit on one of the hundreds of pieces of driftwood logs and watch the waves crash on the shore. Rialto Beach has restroom facilities and trash receptacles on the beach or trails. Pets are not allowed on the beach. This is a great beach to visit if you don't have a lot of time, or if you're not a fan of walking trails.
CLICK HERE for more Rialto Beach information
OTHER AREA BEACHES
Enjoy beach combing, tide pools, sea stacks, whale watching, fishing, sea lions,
sea otters, building sand castles, and more at the countless coastal beaches.
Kalaloch & Ruby Beach First Beach & LaPush Third Beach Shi Shi Beach
KAYAKING, RAFTING & BIKING >
For river rafting and river kayaking trips, or kayak and bike rentals, we recommend Rainforest Paddlers, Inc. - they'll get you setup for a great time on the water! website
TWILIGHT SITES, SHOPPING & TOURS >
Both river houses are just minutes from all of the local sites mentioned in the Twilight book series by author, Stephenie Meyer. There's so much to say we've dedicated a entire web page to Twilight!
Sparkling rivers, both walking distance and within just a few miles of the river houses, are teaming with Rainbow Trout, Sea-run Cutthroat, and fighting Steelhead. We are minutes away from world class fishing. Take to the waters of the Sol Duc, Hoh, Calawah, Bogachiel, and Quillayute rivers for fly or drift boat fishing. You can also enjoy saltwater fishing in the Pacfic Ocean or Straits of Juan de Fuca.
Your fishing opportunities are endless!
BLUE HERON GUIDE SERVICE (360) 640-0447
OP FLY FISHING (360) 640-2400
ANGLER'S OBSESSION (360) 485-3181
JASON RAY GUIDE SERVICE (425) 248-9330
Salt Water Fishing:
ALL-WAYS FISHING (360) 374-2052
MILEAGE TO & FROM A Cozy River House:
5 miles S - Forks
5 miles N - Beaver & Lake Pleasant (pictured top right)
18 miles - LaPush (Fishing & Beaches - picture right middle & bottom)
23 miles - Clallam Bay (Fishing & Beaches)
25 miles - Sekiu (Fishing & Beaches)
27 miles - Lake Ozette
28 miles - Sol Duc Hot Springs
30 miles - Lake Crescent
34 miles - Hoh Rain Forest
40 miles - Kalaloch (Beaches)
43 miles - Neah Bay (Fishing & Beaches)
51 miles - Port Angeles & Victoria, BC Ferries
67 miles - Sequim
112 miles - Poulsbo
115 miles - Aberdeen
125 miles - Bremerton
132 miles - Seattle
157 miles - Tacoma
170 miles - Bellingham
170 miles - Olympia
180 miles - SeaTac Airport
250 miles - Portland, Oregon
450 miles - Spokane