|Tribe - Makah
The Makah Indian Reservation, located on the most extreme northwest corner of the contiguous United States, at Cape Flattery, is a scenic journey from Hwy 101 along SR 112 (a National Scenic Byway). Drive through hills, mountains and forested landscapes while traveling along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where you may be able to watch whales, see eagles, and view countless other wildlife forms.
See thousands of centuries-old artifacts at our nationally recognized museum, the Makah Cultural & Research Center, which features fullscale replicas of cedar longhouses and whaling, sealing, and fishing canoes. Sportfishers and boaters will enjoy our surrounding waters, considered to be among the best in the U.S. Salmon and bottom fish aboud...charter boats, private fishing and pleasure craft dot the harbor in the summer months. The Makah Marina safely harbors over 200 vessels.
For a breathtaking view of Tatoosh Island and the Strait of Juan de Fuca coastline, make a short 1/2-mile trek to Cape Flattery. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and the Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge harbor a diverse collection of animals, especially birds, of which over 239 species are found. Hike to Shi Shi beach, which connects the Makah Reservation to the Olympic National Forest.
Join us for our annual Makah Days celebration, held August 22nd-24th, which signifies our U.S. Citizenship and is an affirmation of our traditional culture.