Gateway to the Olympic National Forest as you drive south on Hwy 101, Quilcene is home to a high school, community center, historical museum and visitor centers to help with travelers seeking to enjoy the bounty of national, state and county parks in the region.

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Quilcene Bay and Dabob Bay are home to the famous Crassostrea gigas oyster. Fishing, crabbing and shrimping are also popular during designated times of the year.

Quilcene has its own K-12 school. Brinnon has its own K-8 school, with high school students attending Quilcene or Chimacum.


Activities and attractions

Quilcene and Brinnon has the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce to help you discover things do, lodging and food in the area.  The Quilcene Historical Museum and the Worthington Park are worth a visit when open.  The Big Quilcene and Little Quilcene trails in the Olympic National Forest are popular hiking and have camping sites. Mount Walker and Mount Townsend are popular day hikes. Remember to be prepared for the trail with appropriate weather gear, water and food for your experience level.

Brinnon has an annual Brinnon Shrimp Festival over a weekend and highlights the favored Hood Canal Spotted Shrimp (trust me they are delicious!). Also near Brinnon are Rocky Brook Falls, Guillemot Cove Trailhead, Dosewallips State Park and Doeswallips River

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