The only true fjord in the lower 48 states is located just 20 miles from downtown Seattle. Hood Canal, Washington is punctuated by mountains, rivers, streams, and vast evergreen forests. The Hood Canal area draws visitors from all over the world, yet access to the pristine forests and waters is limited. Now, thanks to a collaboration between The Trust for Public Land and the Boy Scouts of America, public access is guaranteed for generations to come. In 2019, the Boy Scouts of America, The Trust for Public Land, and local and national partners came together to protect a unique 430-acre landscape along the southern end of the Hood Canal shoreline. Visitors from near and far can explore the iconic shorelines and evergreen forests along Hood Canal. Hikers can stand on the shoreline and look south into The Great Bend and west into the heart of Olympic National Park.