|Water code||US : 1531496|
|location||Washington ( USA )|
|River system||Quinault River|
Pacific Ocean at Taholah
|Catchment area||487 km²|
|Left tributaries||North Fork Quinault River|
|Flowing lakes||Lake Quinault|
It rises deep in the Olympic Mountains in Olympic National Park and flows southwest through the Enchanted Valley . A few kilometers above Lake Quinault it unites with its main source river, the North Fork Quinault River .
The actual Quinault River is sometimes referred to as the East Fork Quinault River above this confluence . Below this confluence, the river marks the boundary of Olympic National Park for a few kilometers before flowing into Lake Quinault. The Quinault River then flows southwest until it reaches the Pacific at Taholah .