Places in Olympic National Park

Explore the ecosystems of Olympic National Park and get the scoop on visitor centers, entrances, and park access.

Hoh Rain Forest Maples in Olympic National Park. Photo by Kevin Muckenthaler via Wikimedia Commons

4 Rainforests of Olympic National Park

The west-side area of this national park is one of the best places in the world to see a temperate rainforest ecosystem. Read More...

Hiking at Sunrise Point on Hurricane Ridge. Photo by Justin Bailie

Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Located at 5,242 feet in the park’s northeast corner, Hurricane Ridge is accessible by car and the quickest way to reach Olympic’s alpine zone. Read More...

Shi Shi Beach in Olympic National Park. Photo by David Krause

Olympic National Park Ecosystem Zones

Olympic National Park contains four distinct and remarkable ecosystems—and even better, it’s possible to see all four in one day. Read More...

Sea stacks on Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park

Pacific Coast in Olympic National Park

The park’s wild coastline features both easy-access beaches and remote wilderness. Camp on the beaches year-round. Read More...

Bridge over Sol Duc Waterfall on Olympic National Park. Photo by Justin Bailie

Sol Duc Valley in Olympic National Park

Beyond the beauty of the Sol Duc River running through old-growth forest, there’s a hot springs resort, a three-legged waterfall, and a salmon cascade. Read More...

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center in Olympic National Park

Visitor Centers in Olympic National Park

There are three visitor centers and multiple ranger stations in Olympic National Park. See exhibits and learn about the park. Read More...

General locations of ferries to Olympic National Park

Where is Olympic National Park?

This park is in the northwest corner of the United States in Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula. It contains Pacific Ocean beaches and mountains. Read More...