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Olympic National Park

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    914772.03 acres

Stewardships

Description

With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. Encompassing nearly a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline. Come explore!

Allowed Activities
Boating
Fishing
Kayaking
Canoeing
Motor Boating
Tent Camping
Rv Camping
Hiking
Backpacking
Running
Trail Running
Wildlife Watching
Rock Climbing
Backcountry Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Biking
Camping
Horseback Riding
Stargazing
Guided Tours
Surfing
Swimming
Good For
Families
Visually Impaired
Wheelchairs
Dogs

Additional Information

Directions

You can reach Olympic National Park via the I-5 corridor or by any one of the quieter state roadways. Once you arrive on the Olympic Peninsula connect to Hwy 101 to reach any destinations in and around Olympic National Park. From Olympia: take I-5 to Hwy 101 From Tacoma: take State Route 16 to Bremerton; take State Route 3 north from Bremerton to State Route 104. From Washington/Oregon Coast connect to Hwy 101 in Aberdeen.

Vehicle (Non-Commercial)

Entrance fee is $30.00.

Valid for seven consecutive days. Applies to private, non-commercial vehicles (15 passenger capacity or less). The pass covers all vehicle occupants.

Weather

Summers tend to be fair and warm, with high temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees F. July, August and September are the driest months, with heavier precipitation during the rest of the year. While winters are mild at lower elevation, snowfall can be heavy in the mountains. It is common for different weather conditions to exist within the park at the same time. At any time of year, visitors should come prepared for a variety of conditions.