|Tribe - Quileute
The home of the Quileute people is a place of spellbinding beauty-surrounded by Olympic National Park and bordered by the expansive Pacific Ocean. Our traditional tribal teachings tell of our existence in this region for thousands of years.
Before the arrival of the White Drifting-House people (ho-qwats), our People and the spirits of our ancestors lived and hunted on Washington's Coast. For centuries, we flourished in the territory, which originally stretched from the isle-strewn Pacific coastlands, to the frosty glaciers of Mt. Olympus. Today, our People need only lift their eyes to see the burial place of our chiefs atop James Island, or A-Ka-Lat (meaning, "Top of the Rock"). Our current village of La Push, on the one-square-mile Quileute Reservation, lies at the mouth of the Quillayute River and faces towering sea stack rocks, abundant wildlife and crashing waves.
Early in the morning, and again at dusk, tribal fishing boats and canoes can be seen traversing through the water searching for the day's catch. Our People feel at home here-and we hope visitors will too.
La Push is a sanctuary for visitors, who oft en say they feel a spiritual calmness surrounding the area. It's no wonder, for right on the mystical beach sits the Quileute Oceanside Resort and RV Park. Guests here enjoy the relaxed, easygoing atmosphere. Accommodations range from camping and RV sites to luxury suites complete with picture windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean, gas fireplaces and deep Jacuzzi tubs. Adjacent to the RV Park is the Quileute Lonesome Creek Store-off ering RV Park guests restrooms and showers, as well as groceries and gas.
Visitors can't forget to visit Quileute River's Edge Restaurant. River's Edge features the freshest seafood available-usually just off the boat the day you order it-and a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. The family-friendly restaurant overlooks the Quillayute River as it meets the sea-off ering diners a front-row seat to watch marine life feed and play at the mouth of the river, while birds swoop overhead.
Follow Highway 101 as it loops around the Olympic Peninsula to Highway 110. Our village of La Push lies at the end of 110. Come see us!
1- 800-487-1267 (Quileute Resort) or 360-374-6163 (tribal activities). www.quileuteoceanside.com