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Washington State #101 Highway Guide

Miles Kms Item Summary
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Washington / Oregon State Line
Washington / Oregon State Line
South to city of Astoria, Oregon 4.2 miles. North side of the Astoria-Megler Bridge crossing the Columbia River. North to city of Aberdeen, Washington. NOTE: For highway travel south, via Oregon U.S. Highway #101 See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide - Oregon U.S. Highway #101 - Oregon / Washington State Line to California / Oregon State Line, for driving directions.

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The Astoria-Megler Bridge, WA.
The Astoria-Megler Bridge, WA.
Looking north from Oregon. North and South traffic across the mouth of the Columbia River was a problem for many years. In 1921 a scheduled ferry service from Astoria, WA, to Megler on the Washington side, was established. The operation of the ferry system was taken over by the State of Oregon in 1946, with operational control being assigned to the State Highway Department.
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The Astoria-Megler Bridge, WA.
The Astoria-Megler Bridge, WA.
On the bridge crossing the Columbia River, looking north at the State of Washington. NOTE: Washington U.S. Highway #101 is called The Washington - Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
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View from highway
Driving north. Access to R V Park
Driving north. Access to R V Park
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Roadside highway turnout with view area
Roadside highway turnout with view area
West side of highway
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Roadside highway turnout with Information historical marker
East side of highway. Access to campground
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View from highway
Driving north
Driving north
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Fort Columbia, Washington State day Park
Fort Columbia, Washington State Park is a 593-acre day-use historical park with 6,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River. The park celebrates a military site that constituted the harbor defense of the Columbia River from 1896 to 1947. The fort was fully manned and operational through three wars. The area was also home for the Chinook Indians and their famed Chief Comcomly. The park has 25 unsheltered picnic tables
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Community of Chinook, Washington
Southern limits
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Fish Hatchery
West side of highway. This hatchery was the first fish hatchery in Washington
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Access to Port of Chinook, Washington
West side of highway
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Access to campground
West side of highway
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9.4
Point of Interest
Crossing the Chinook River, Washington.
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Access to campground
West side of highway
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Access to communities of Raymond, Washington and Aberdeen, Washington
East side of highway
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Access to airport
West side of highway
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Access to campground
West side of highway
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View from highway
Driving north
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Access to R V Park Campground
West side of highway
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Community of Ilwaco, Washington
Community of Ilwaco, Washington
Ilwaco, Washington is located at the mouth of the Columbia River,
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Junction of highway #100 ( First Street East ) Photo taken from Cape Disappointment State Park
Junction of highway #100 ( First Street East ) Photo taken from Cape Disappointment State Park
South to Cape Disappointment. Washington State Park (formerly Fort Canby State Park) is a camping park consisting of 1,882-acres on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers an interpretive center, 27 miles of ocean beach, hiking trails, and two lighthouses. Beachcombers and visitors may explore the area's rich natural and cultural history. The nearby coastal towns of Ilwaco and Long Beach feature special events and festivals spring through fall. Fort Canby has 150 standard campsites, 77 utility sites, one dump station, eight restrooms (two ADA) and 14 showers (four ADA). Maximum site length is 45 feet (may have limited availability).Camping is available year-round. South to Lewis and Clark Interpretive Centre.
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Photo taken from Washington State Cape Disappointment Park Campround
Photo taken from Washington State Cape Disappointment Park Campround
Looking at the beach area at Cape Disappointment Washington State Park. Cape Disappointment is a large headland forming the northern portion of the mouth of the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River.
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Community of Black Lake, Washington
Access from highway
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Junction of highway # 103
Junction of  highway # 103
NOTE the Lewis and Clark Tail leaves highway #101 at this point and goes north on highway #103. Services at highway. North to Loomis Lake State Park, WA - Pacific Pines, WA State Park, Leadbetter WA - State Park. North to communities of Klipsan Beach, WA - Ocean Park, WA - Nahcotta, WA. Pacific Pines, WA State Park. sits on the Pacific shore. The area is conducive to all manner of day-trip beach activity and nature observation. The park offers five unsheltered picnic tables, available first-come, first-served. There is one restroom at the park.
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Junction of Washington highway # 103 - Photo taken at Long Beach, Rod Run
Junction of Washington highway # 103 - Photo taken at Long Beach, Rod Run
North access to Communities of Long Beach, WA. Attractions at Long Beach: Annual Northwest Garlic Festival - World's Longest Garage Sale - Annual Surf Perch Derby - Annual Loyalty Day Celebration - Peninsula Arts Association 18th Annual Spring Show - Annual Long Beach Bluegrass Festival - Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach - Clamshell RailRoad Days - Washington State Int'l Kite Festival - Rod Run to the End of the World - Annual Cranberrian Fair.
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Junction of Washington Highway # 103 north
North access to World Kite Museum, WA. The museum has a collection of kites from around the world. There are over 1500 kites. Access to Loomis Lake State Park, WA, Pacific Pines State Park, WA, Leadbetter Point State Park, WA.
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Point of Interest
Willapa Wildlife Natioal Reserve. Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1937 to protect migrating and wintering populations of black brant, other waterfowl, shorebirds, and their respective habitats. Refuge units now total 11,000 acres with an incredible diversity of habitat types.
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View from highway
Driving north
Driving north
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Alternate Route #101
South to city of Astoria
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Wallicut River, Washington
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View from highway
Driving north
Driving north
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Point of Interest
Point of Interest
Crossing the Bear River, Washington.
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Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway
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Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway
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Point of Interest
Willapa, Washington National Refuge. access to boat launch
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Point of Interest The Naselle River, Washington
Point of Interest  The Naselle River, Washington
View from highway driving north.
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Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway, small gravel turnout
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Roadside highway turnout
West side of highway, small gravel turnout
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Junction of Highway #4 ( The Lewis and Clark Trail )
South to communities of Longview, WA - Kelso, WA. There is a emergency telephone at this point. NOTE: For highway travel east via Washington highway #4 - See Milebymile.com Road Map Highway Travel Guide WA highway #4 - Cathlamet, WA to Junction of Highway #101 near Naselle, WA for driving directions.

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Point of Interest
The South Nemah River, Washington.
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Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway small paved turnout
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Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway small paved turnout
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Point of Interest
North Nemah River, Washington.
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North Nemah Road East
Access to Nemah Salmon Fish Hatchery
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Community of Bay Centre, Washington
North of highway
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Access to campground

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Point of Interest
Crossing the Palix River, Washington.
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Niawiakum River, Washington.
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Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway, small paved turnout
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Roadside highway turnout with Information heritage marker
West side of highway
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Access to campground
West side of highway
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Community of South Bend, Washington
Community of South Bend, Washington

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Community of Raymond, Washington
Access from highway.
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Access to campgrounds R V Park
West side of highway
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Weigh Station
East side of highway
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Roadside highway turnout with picnic tables, toilets
West side of highway
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Point of Interest
Crossing the Willapa River, Washington.
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Junction of highway # 6
East to communities of Willapa, WA, Holcomb, WA. East to Rainbow Falls State Park. 35 miles east from community of Raymond, WA. Rainbow Falls State Park is a 139-acre camping park located in stands of old-growth forest. It has 3,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Chehalis River. The park features a waterfall and a small fuschia garden. The park amenities include one reservable kitchen shelter with water, electricity and another (first-come, first-served) without water and electricty, 15 picnic tables. Twenty-one additional day-use picnic tables are also available.
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Junction of highway # 105
West to community of Tokeland, WA.. West to Grayland Beach, Washington State Park 22 miles. Grayland Beach, Washington State Park is a 412-acre, year-round, marine camping park with 7,449 feet of spectacular ocean frontage, just south of the town of Grayland. The park attracts kite flyers, kite-flying observers and those who just like a pleasant day at the beach. The park has 60 utility spaces, one restroom and two showers. There are six camping loops, each with ten full-hookup campsites and large, paved driveways that will accommodate larger rigs. Maximum site length is 40 feet (may have limited availability).
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Roadside highway turnout with picnic tables, toilets
West side of highway
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Point of Interest
Entering Grays Harbor County, Washington.
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Roadside highway turnout
East side of highway, small gravel turnout
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North River Road
North to communities of Brookland, Washington 17 miles, Vesta, Washington 8 miles
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Community of Artic, Washington
Access to R V Park, east side of highway
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Junction of highway # 107
East to communities of Melbourn, WA. - South Montesano,Washington - Montesano, Washington - East side of highway.
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Community of Cosmopolis, Washington
Attractions in Cosmopolis, WA - Grays Harbor Historical Seaport
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Junction of highway # 105
West to communities of Markham, WA. - Ocosta, WA. - Bay Centre, WA. South to Twin Harbors Beach, Washington State Park 17 miles. Twin Harbors Beach, Washington State Park is a 172-acre camping park on the Pacific coast, four miles south of Westhaven, WA. The park has 250 tent spaces, 49 utility spaces, one dump station, nine restrooms (one ADA) and 16 showers (two ADA). Hookup sites are small and close. - West to Grayland Beach, Washington State Park. Grayland Beach, Washington State Park is a 412-acre, year-round, marine camping park with 7,449 feet of spectacular ocean frontage, just south of the town of Grayland. The park attracts kite flyers, kite-flying observers and those who just like a pleasant day at the beach together and bigger rigs may have some trouble with site size. Maximum site length is 35 feet (may have limited. availability). The park has 60 utility spaces, one restroom and two showers. There are six camping loops, each with ten full-hookup campsites and large, paved driveways that will accommodate larger rigs. Maximum site length is 40 feet.
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City of Aberdeen, Washington - Photo Aberdeen, WA. - Welcome highway sign
City of Aberdeen, Washington - Photo Aberdeen, WA. -  Welcome highway sign
All services. The City of Aberdeen is located on the southern edge of the Olympic Peninsula at the convergence of the Wishkah, WA. and Chehalis, WA. Rivers. The history of this area has been driven by the logging and fishing industries - Attractions in and around Aberdeen, WA; Grays Harbor College Watershed Project - Grays Harbor Historical Seaport - Aberdeen Historical Homes Walking Tour - Aberdeen Historical Murals - Johns River Game Area - Lake Aberdeen, WA. - Morrison River Front Park - The Compass Rose.
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Access to Bay City Dock
West side of highway
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Access to Pioneer Park
Access from highway.
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Junction of Highway #12
East to community of Central Park, wa. - Montesano Lake, WA. - city of Olympia, WA. East to Lake Sylvia, WA. State Park. Lake Sylvia WA. State Park is a quiet, 233-acre camping park with 15,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. The park has 35 tent spaces, one dump station, three restrooms (one ADA) and six showers (four ADA). In addition, there are two primitive tent sites for hikers and bicyclers. Most sites will accommodate either a tent or an RV. Maximum site length is 30 feet (may have limited availability). All campsites are first-come, first-served.
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View from highway - City of Aberdeen, Washington - Photo Aberdeen, WA. Business area
View from highway - City of Aberdeen, Washington - Photo Aberdeen, WA. Business area
Driving north
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Start / Finish of this portion of Highway #101 Travel Guide -e9
NOTE - For a continuance of highway travel north via WA. #101 highway, see Milebymile.com Washington State highway #101 road map highway travel guide , City of Aberdeen, Washington to City of Port Angeles, Washington, for driving directions. -e9

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