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Named for Admiral Lord Samuel Hood in 1792 by Royal Navy Captain George Vancouver of the British Navy, Hood canal is a slender saltwater fjord that flows inland throughout the area from the Straits of Juan de Fuca along scenic Highway 101. There are thrilling mountain views from almost every spot plus fresh shellfish, deep saltwater diving, kayaking and boating.
For decades this has been the playground of refugees from the major metropolitan areas of Seattle and Tacoma who want to get closer to nature, to swim and play in the crystal clear salt water, fish or dive and enjoy lazy summer days, spring and autumn sunshine and winter breezes and solitude.
The Canal separates the Kitsap Peninsula from the Olympic Peninsula for its entire length. Along its shores are a variety of private homes, second homes and visitor lodging. The canal is also home to the U.S. Navy's Naval Base Kitsap.
The canal also has several internal bays, the largest of which is Dabob Bay. Several rivers flow into Hood Canal, mostly from the Olympic Peninsula, most with intriguing Native American names like Skokomish, Hamma Hamma River, Duckabush, Dosewallips and Big Quilcene River.
Hood Canal is spanned by the Hood Canal Bridge, the third longest floating bridge in the world at 6,521 feet (1,988 m) and the only floating bridge constructed on saltwater it accommodates sixteen and a half foot tides.
Along its shores are several state parks including Belfair, Twanoh, Potlatch, Triton Cove, Scenic Beach, Dosewallips, Kitsap Memorial, and Shine Tidelands.
Staying in a private Sunspot vacation rental home beats a small hotel room everytime. You'll have more fun and feel more at home. Sunspots offers quality homes, in great locations and plenty of personal service. Call today to get the best selection.
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