June 19, 2020
While the State and county have moved into phases of reopening, the reservation remains closed to all visitors until further notice.
Though Marine Area 4 is opening, we are closed to all non tribal fishing and entry by land or sea is not permitted. The Makah Marina and boat launch are closed to non residents. We are not providing marine fuel to non residents.
Thank you for your understanding.
In response to the confirmed person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in Washington State,
The Makah Tribal Council, after careful consideration, has determined the need to implement appropriate measures to protect the health, safety and welfare of the Makah people and the Neah Bay community. The rapid changes with regard to COVID-19 are a public health concern and the Makah Tribe is carefully monitoring this outbreak and coordinating with Tribal, County and State emergency management agencies as the situation develops.
Local businesses have been encouraged to consider the health and safety of their patrons and implement practices that will reduce public contact, encourage social distancing and ensure that diligent sanitization procedures are in place.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, businesses and properties owned by the Makah Tribe will be limiting or closing public access.
Hobuck Beach Resort and The Cape Resort will be closed to customers until further notice.
The Shi Shi Trail and Cape Flattery Trail will remain open to Makah Tribal members, however it will be closed to the general public until further notice, as well as the 3rd Beach trail commonly used for surfing activities.
The Makah Cultural and Research Center (Museum) will be closed until further notice effective March 16, 2020.
The boat launch at Big Salmon will be closed to the general public but will remain open to the residents of Neah Bay.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding continued patronage in the future.
You may visit the following websites for updates:
or on facebook at Hobuck Beach Resort
The Makah Tribe has called the spectacular Neah Bay, Washington area home since time immemorial. The name Makah was attributed to the Tribe by the neighboring tribes, meaning “people generous with food” in the Salish language. The meaning still applies today, as we invite you to visit our community to enjoy the natural beauty and learn about our culture and history.
The Neah Bay History of the Makah
In the 70’s, our southernmost village was discovered and artifacts from our ancestors from 300 to 500 years ago were recovered. Approximately 1% of the artifacts are on display at our nationally renowned Museum at the Makah Cultural and Research Center.
Neah Bay Recreation & Lodging
After a tour of the museum, enjoy the beaches, the rainforest or the ocean by surfing, hiking or fishing. We invite you to stay with us in a variety of accommodations we host here on the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Washington on the most northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula.