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Lyre Conservation Area

Olympic Peninsula

A lovely protected space on a half-mile of beach along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This area is just 20 miles west of Port Angeles -- perfect for a picnic or a short day trip. Continue reading


Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast
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2.5 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 235 ft.
Highest Point: 180 ft.


5.00 out of 5

  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Coast

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Situated right on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, The Lyre Conservation Area is a 280-acre property just east of the Lyre River.

An estuary at the mouth of the Lyre River, this Conservation Area features the estuary at the mouth of the Lyre River, this area provides habitat for salmon, migratory and resident birds and other wildlife. Bring your little ones for an easy walk through upland forest and a lesson in the importance of habitat for the survival of Washington's native species.

Lyre Conservation Area

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Co-ordinates: 48.1473, -123.8235 Open in Google Maps


Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

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Getting There

From Port Angeles, drive west for three miles on Hwy 101, then turn right onto Hwy 112. Continue about 14 miles, then turn right on Reynold Road. This road dead-ends, but look for a small parking area on the left side of the road, less than half a mile from your turn off.

Park here, then walk north on the road to two locked gates. To get to the beach, turn left at the two gates and walk west down the road for about 1 mile.

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