Forks WA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Forks Washington United States of America. Washington folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Washington national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Forks Washington hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and the Polana Hotel in Maputo. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks and Refuges in Washington
Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Discovery Park on Puget Sound, Seattle, small but with sightings of wildlife such as sea lions, bears and even mountain lions as well as being home to the West Point Lighthouse; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; Olympic National Forest; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Umatilla National Forest in the Blue Mountains, extending into Oregon and with animals such as mountain lions (cougars), Shiras' moose, Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, deer, gray wolves and Merriam's turkeys; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Olympic National Park with its many glaciers, Sol Duc hot springs, Marymere Falls, Hoh rain forest and wildlife such as bears, mountain lions (cougars) and huge elk (wapiti); McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; and Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
Folklore, Monsters, Legends, Myths, Scary Stories and Ghosts in Washington
The ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; and the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
Paranormal phenomena at the pier of the Steilacoom–Anderson Island Ferry in Steilacoom, including a spectre that changes from a little girl to an old woman, as well as the sound of a ghostly train; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; Native American "wish bone" sticks and strange phenomena at Thornewood Castle, a five hundred year old Tudor castle transported brick by brick from England to Lakewood, where it is now a fine hotel with a history of its own; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; the mysterious Mima Mounds; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; and the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Miami, Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, San Diego, Washington DC, Sacramento, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Houston, Juneau, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Savannah, Indianapolis, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Sitka, Fairbanks, San Francisco, Anchorage, Skagway, Chicago, Atlanta and Atlantic City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the California coastline, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, Route 66, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and Glacier Bay National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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