Hike around a tranquil little lake nestled in the hills just south of bustling Port Townsend. Amble through peaceful groves of fir and cedar. Savor the sweet smell of blossoming rhododendrons in the spring.
Watch nervous ducks swim across placid waters while songbirds nesting in shoreline reeds hum sweet melodies. Gibbs Lake is a sanctuary for man and beast. But it almost didn’t turn out this way. Thanks to negotiations by the Jefferson Land Trust, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources ceased logging here and converted the 669-acre haven into a county park.
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