Similar to Allyn, Shelton was once served by steamboats that  followed the strong currents of Hammersley Inlet delivering supplies and mail to the community. Tugboats still ride these tides daily; and resident and transient orcas and humpback whales find their way to these waters several times each year to the delight of onlookers.

Referring to itself as "The Gateway to the Olympics," Shelton's landscape is dominated by impressive views of the water, mountains and colossal cedar, spruce, and fir trees. Shelton is the perfect place begin your adventure o the Wild Side of Washington.