The Olympic Peninsula is big. If one were to drive from Olympia to Neah Bay, Neah Bay to Sequim and then back down Hood Canal to Olympia, you would drive nearly 400 miles. The trip isn’t done at 60 miles an hour either, as speeds vary from 25MPH to 60MPH in vary. According to Google, driving the speed limit around the loop described above would take over 8 hours. That is a gorgeous, amazing, yet very long day.
Driving the entire Peninsula needs to be done, at least once or twice a year. The sights you see, smells you smell and memories you memoir will last a lifetime. While this would be ideal, being able to pack up and drive around the Olympic Peninsula and National Park whenever you desire, the reality is that most of us have to work and can’t just pack up friends or family for a road trip.
Instead of destroying your car and ruining the environment, you can travel around the Olympics with just the click of a button.
Thanks to some awesome people and businesses, the Olympic Peninsula and the Olympic National Park can be seen through webcams. I am addicted to checking these cameras, and often find myself staring at my laptop, lost in the Olympics from the comforts of my desk. I look at the images of Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, LaPush and Hood Canal and reach for the screen, longing after them, as if they were my precious. I have been hoarding these away, keeping them away from the people of middle earth, unable to share the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula with my friends and family.
I realize it it selfish though and am please to give you the links to some of the greatest webcams on the Olympic Peninsula and in the Olympic National Park. Below is a list of sites that you can obsess over with me, falling more in love with the Olympic Peninsula every time the camera updates.
The Best Link for Olympic Peninsula Webcams:
- Sunrise and sunsets
- Hurricane Ridge, LaPush, Lake Crescent, Dungeness Spit
- Watch the snow and rain storms
- Webcam operators sometimes pause cameras
- One or more cameras are randomly down
- View from Hood Canal waterway and tower
- Mount Ellinor and Mount Washington
- Sunrise and Sunset
- Fog, which is common, ruins the view often
The Olympic Mountains from Poulsbo:
- Sunny days after snow
- Cloudy, rainy days often obscure all views.
Hood Canal Bridge and Olympic Mountains:
- Early Mornings
- Includes weather forecast
- Haze from fog often obscures view
- Camera operator sometimes freezes camera before a good sunset
Random Cameras from Olympic Peninsula, Seattle and Puget Sound:
- Seattle and the Space Needle
- Mount Baker from Kitsap
- Most are traffic cameras
Olympic National Park Webcams:
- Hurricane Ridge
- Lake Crescent
- Elwha Dam Removal
- The Elwha River cameras occasionally get turned off
AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU CAN SEE