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Pysht, Washington
Unincorporated community
Location within the state of Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County Clallam
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Pysht is an unincorporated community located on the Olympic Peninsula in Clallam County, Washington, United States. The community is accessible via Washington State Route 112 and sits near the mouth of the Pysht River. Pillar Point County Park is directly east of the settlement.

In the 1920s the Klallam village of Pysht was demolished while the villagers were away working. When they returned, they found that European settlers had removed the village in order to build a lumber mill.

In the early twentieth century, Pysht was a port for the timber-cutting industry, with logging, lumbering, and rail facilities set up by the company Merrill & Ring. Merrill & Ring, who first acquired land rights at Pysht in 1886, still owns much of the surrounding land. By the early twenty-first century the town numbered only a few buildings. Activities in the area include forest preservation and hiking, fishing, and crabbing.


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