Tahkenitch Area

  

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Within easy access of Highway 101 traditional campgrounds provide lake access for boaters and dune access for hikers only.

Two traditional campgrounds, two boat launches and two trailheads are directly adjacent to Highway 101 and Tahkenitch Lake. The lake provides opportunities for bass fishing.

Tahkenitch Creek and Tahkenitch Dune trail provide opportunities to hike through the coastal forest, as well as access to the dunes and beach.

This area is closed to OHV use.

At a Glance

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Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

Tahkenitch Creek trail provides a little bit of everything the Dunes has to offer; forest, sand dunes, rivers and possible loop opportunites. Tahkenitch Dunes trail crosses a forested ridgeline and enters an expanse of large dunes before hitting the beach. The two trails can be connected for a longer hiking experience.

Along the beach the trail passes by nesting areas for the threatened shorebird, the snowy plover. Follow posted regulations and call ahead to find out about restrictions.

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

The Tahkenitch Area trails offer some of the best sand dunes backpacking.

Tahkenitch Creek Trail provides a little bit of everything the Dunes has to offer; forest, sand dunes, rivers and possible loop opportunites. Tahkenitch Dunes Trail crosses a forested ridgeline and enters an expanse of large dunes before hitting the beach.

The two trails can be connected for a longer hiking experience.

Along the beach the trail passes by nesting areas for the threatened shorebird, the snowy plover. Follow posted regulations and call ahead to find out about restrictions.


Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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