Foulweather Bluff

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Foulweather Bluff Nature Preserve
Foulweather Bluff sign.JPG
Nearest cityPoulsbo, Washington
Area40.87 ha (101.0 acres)
Governing bodyNature Conservancy

Foulweather Bluff is a privately owned protected area and a cliff that lies on the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula along Puget Sound, on the east side of the entrance to the Hood Canal.


Foulweather Bluff was named by George Vancouver in 1792, due to the rough weather he experienced there.[1]

Foulweather Bluff


The Foulweather Bluff Nature Preserve was established in 1967 by the Nature Conservancy after the bulk of the land on which it's currently located was donated to the organization by its then owner, Errol Rawson, with smaller allotments contributed by Rawson's neighbors.[2] The preserve consists of the cliff and the beach it overlooks, as well as adjoining marsh and alder and coniferous forest. It shelters a large number of plant and animals species, notably wintering ducks.[3] A trail leads from the nearest road to the beach.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Phillips, James W. (1971). Washington State Place Names. University of Washington Press. p. 51. ISBN 0-295-95158-3.
  2. ^ "Volunteers Ensure Foulweather Bluff Weathers the Ages". Nature Conservancy. Archived from the original on 20 July 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ Fainberg, Denise (2012). Explorer's Guide Washington. Countryman. p. 129. ISBN 0881509744.
  4. ^ Gleich, Terri (11 July 2004). "Nothing's foul about Foulweather Bluff". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved 19 August 2015.

Coordinates: 47°56′22″N 122°36′45″W / 47.93944°N 122.61250°W / 47.93944; -122.61250