Toledo WA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Toledo Washington United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Washington. Advice for travellers from Camelopard.com. Washington hauntings, monsters, myths, ghosts, legends and folklore.
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State Parks, National Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Washington
Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; 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; 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; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; Olympic National Forest; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; 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; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; and Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
Folklore, Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths and Ghosts in Washington
The Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); the mysterious Mima Mounds; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; 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; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; 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; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; and the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
Weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; 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 carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; and the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
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