Travel Thursday: The Abandoned Nuclear Power Plant In Washington Is One Of The Eeriest Places In America-Washington State

by Jessica Wick

There’s no denying that Washington has some spooky abandoned spots. From our numerous ghost towns to our old abandoned buildings, it’s easy to let your imagination run wild when you’re driving through the Evergreen State. But did you know that there’s an abandoned nuclear power plant here that was set to be the largest of its kind before construction was abruptly halted?

Allow us to introduce you to WNP-3 and WNP-5, more commonly known as the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant.

The Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, or what is left of it, is located near Elma in Grays Harbor County.
But even with the new development, there’s no denying the eerie history of this place.
It all started in 1973, when the Washington Public Power Supply System applied for a construction and operation permit. Construction began in 1977.
Satsop was soon part of one of the most ambitious nuclear power plant construction projects in the U.S.
Construction stopped for good in 1982, leaving the plant unfinished and half complete.
The Port of Grays Harbor now manages the community-owned facility.

Did you know there was almost an enormous nuclear power plant in Grays Harbor County?

Address: 90 96320, Elma, WA 98541, USA

*Blog Author’s note, I grew up looking at these towers. My father used to call them the nesting towers. He said that we spent a lot of money on them and then never turned them on.

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