Cape Flattery is the
farthest northwest point of the contiguous United States. It is in Clallam
County, Washington, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca empties into the Pacific Ocean.
It is also part of the Makah Reservation
, and is the northern
boundary of the Olympic Coast National
. Cape Flattery can be reached from a short
hike, most of which is boardwalked. The westernmost point in the contiguous
United States is at Cape
Alava, south of Cape Flattery in Olympic National
However, the westernmost tip of Cape
Flattery is almost exactly as far west as Cape Alava.
Lighthouse is on Tatoosh Island, just off the cape. Makah Bay
and Neah Bay are on either side of the
cape. Neah Bay, Washington is the closest town to the cape.
The novel When Wolf Comes
by John Pappas is set in Cape
Flattery in 1801.