Originally settled by pioneers in the mid 1800s, Lilliwaup was put on the map in 1890 by the Olympic Exploring Expedition when they used it as the launching point for their epic journey. The team led by Joseph O'Neil aimed to discover a practical route from Hood Canal to the Pacific Ocean and although they couldn't find what they were seeking in the rugged Olympics, O'Neil did have a heavy hand in advocating for the national park we enjoy today.
With great access to year round clam and oyster harvesting in the Lilliwaup State Park, this quaint town is a beach comber's dream. To bolster your seafood bounty, a nearby fish hatchery keeps the local waters stocked with salmon much to the delight of fishing enthusiasts. But first, work up a sizable appetite on one of the myriad excellent hiking trails just minutes from your door.
38470 N US Highway 101, Lilliwaup, WA 98555 | (360) 877-5324
Mike's Beach is one of the oldest and most picturesque resorts in Hood Canal with a unique blend of the rustic look of the Northwest and the relaxed, cozy, and charming German chalet style. A dock and mooring buoys are available; rowboats, paddleboat, and a ocean kayak are available for rent. Pet friendly.
Rates: $ - $$ | Suites: 4 | Cabins: 8 | Dining: nearby
32700 N US Highway 101, Lilliwaup, WA 98555 | (360) 426-2224
This beachfront vacation rental boasts a full kitchen, linens, a washer/dryer, stereo, cable TV, VCR, video library, CD/DVD, and telephone. Outdoor features include garage, parking for RV/boat/trailer, deck patio, a private sun deck off the master bedroom, BBQ, and 240' saltwater frontage with oysters.
Rates: $ - $$ | Rooms: 3 | Dining: nearby
28621 N US Highway 101, Lilliwaup, WA 98555 | (360) 877-0002
All rooms in this quaint waterfront hotel have a view and access to Hood Canal. Anchoring the small town of Lilliwaup, this historic building also hosts a general store. Rooms have fireplaces, cable/satellite TV, and internet access. Nearby oysters, clamming, salmon fishing, and crabbing. Diving destination for training and open water certification available as well.
Rates: $ | Rooms: 4 | Dining: nearby
Lilliwaup, WA | (360) 796-3450
Nestled in natural surroundings with a low bank waterfront, this special place near the point of Triton Head on Hood Canal allows you to create your own “Potlatch” in an atmosphere of peace and beauty. Enjoy beach combing, kayaking, or just sitting and watching the changing tides. This three-bedroom, two-bath home sleeps up to five people. No smoking, no pets.
Rates: $ - $$ | Sleeps: 5 | Dining: nearby