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Olalla Bay Cottage

Directions to Washington State

GETTING TO WASHINGTON STATE:

The state is located in the extreme Northwest corner of the contiguous United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the South, Idaho to the East and the Canadian Province of British Columbia to the North. The Western side of the state is bordered by the Pacific Ocean.

DRIVING: All areas of the state can be reached by major Interstates or good state roads. Running North-South through the Western part of the state is Interstate Five which comes from Oregon and continues up to British Columbia where it becomes Canadian Highway 99. Another North-South Route is Interstate 82 from Hermiston Oregon, up through the tri-cities of Pasco, Richland and Kennewick. It continues North through Yakima eventually becoming highway 97 and crossing Wenatchee, Chelan and the Okanogan Valley before reaching Canada. Interstate Ninety runs East-West in the almost center of the state coming from Idaho, through Spokane in Eastern Washington and terminating in Seattle to the West. Other East-West highways are Highway 12 in the Southern part of the state and Highway 2 in the northern part.

FLYING: There are major international airports in Seattle Tacoma area (Western Washington) and Spokane in Eastern Washington. Access to the state is also easy from Portland International in Portland Oregon, just across the river from Vancouver Washington (not Vancouver BC) in the Southern part of the state and from Vancouver BC just across the border from Blaine and Bellingham Washington in the Northern region of the state. There are also jet serviced airports in Wenatchee, Yakima and the Tri-Cities.

RAIL: Amtrak provides passenger rail service North-South through Seattle Tacoma and East West through Spokane to Seattle.

Directions to Gig Harbor - Key Penninsula

From North of Tacoma:
- Proceed South on Interstate 90 toward the Tacoma area.
- Just past downtown Tacoma,
- Exit onto Washington Highway WA-16
- Follow it toward Gig Harbor/Bremerton
- You will cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge,
- There is no toll West bound, but on the return there is a toll.
- It is approximately 5 miles to the Gig Harbor Area.

From South of Tacoma:
- Proceed North on Interstate 90 toward the Tacoma area.
- As you approach and before you reach the downtown Tacoma exits,
- Exit onto Washington Highway WA-16
- Follow it toward Gig Harbor/Bremerton
- You will cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge,
- There is no toll West bound, but on the return there is a toll.
- It is approximately 5 miles to the Gig Harbor Area.

Directions to Olalla

From Gig Harbor

Proceed to Kate's House

Directions to this property

From Olalla

Proceed down the road

ALTERNATE:

Should you be leaving from Seattle, instead of following the directions above, you may want to take the ferry.

- Proceed to the Fautleroy Ferry in West Seattle.
- Take the ferry to Southworth.
- This is the same ferry that goes to Vashon Island, but do not get off at Vashon.
- Depart the Ferry at the Southworth Ferry Terminal
- Head Southwest on WA-160 W for .2 miles (this is a toll road)
- Take a Left to stay on WA-160 W (Also called SE Sedgewick Rd) and continue for 2.5 miles
- Turn Left on Banner Rd SE and continue for 5.8 miles
- Turn Left on SE Prospect Point Dr and continue for .5 miles
- Turn Right on Shoreline Dr SE for 476 feet
- Destination will be on the Left