Trip Report    

Backpack - Ozette Triangle

We camped two nights at Sand Point, and made a day trip north to the Wedding Rocks and the petroglyphs on the shoreline.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles

The ranger at the National Park Service Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles had the right information on water sources at Sand Point.  In mid-September, Wish Creek no longer runs to the ocean, but there are pools of water upstream that are easily accessible and can be filtered.  I made a coffee-filter filter for the tanin, but it didn't do much, and the tanin in the filtered water was not bad.

The Park Service recommends the North Olympic Coast, Washington (Clallam CO) Custom Correct map as it shows the headlands and the highest tide for access for the headlands.  The participants in my trip all had electronic mapping applications, one of which served USGS maps.

We camped at the site nearest Wish Creek, and it was suitable for at least 4 tents.  The pit toilet is nearby.

One can also camp on the beach, and the views of the beach and ocean are beautiful.  To do this, one would have to replace the regular tent stakes with snow stakes.  They sell for $6/each -- ouch!