Rare Rhododendron Forests


The native rhododendron, Washington’s state flower, is in glorious full bloom right now, and there is no place better to see it than on a drive out Coyle Road on the Toandos Peninsula. Here, over the past decade, biologists have discovered and mapped a globally rare type of rhododendron forest that represents the largest occurrence of its type left in the world! It seems only fitting for a county that celebrates the Rhododendron Festival.