Stevenson WA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Stevenson Washington USA. Washington scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Washington.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Stevenson Washington hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. are internationally renowned hotels.
National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Washington
Olympic National Forest; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; 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; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; 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); part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; 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; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; and Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Monsters, Folklore and Legends in Washington
The spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; 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 ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; and the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
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; 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; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; the mysterious Mima Mounds; and the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
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