Where is Olympic National Park?
The park is in the Pacfic Northwest area of the United States in the state of Washington. The park is in two sections, the mainland section and the Pacific coast section, separated by a strip of Native Nation land.
How should I get to Olympic National Park?
Most people drive to the park. Check out our road trip ideas. The nearest major airport to the park is Seattle/Tacoma. Once you get to the park, you will need a car or tour transportation to get around because there are no shuttles.
Where should I stay on my Olympic vacation?
There are several campgrounds, cabins, and lodges inside the park. There are also many lodging options near Olympic entrances in the gateway towns of Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, Neah Bay, Forks, and Hoodsport.
What is there to see in Olympic National Park?
The park's four ecosystems include alpine mountains (Hurricane Ridge), lowland forest lakes and rivers (Lake Crescent and Lake Quinault), temperate rain forests and the Olympic coast on the Pacific Ocean. Watch wildlife in the park such as Roosevelt elk, deer, black bear, birds, and mountain goats.
What is there to do in Olympic National Park?
The most popular activities are hiking the trails, visiting waterfalls, water sports on the lakes and rivers, soaking in hot springs, and exploring tide pools and sea stacks along the beaches. See our list of the top ten things to do on the Olympic Peninsula.
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