Plan Your Trip to Olympic National Park

Congratulations, you’ve decided to take a vacation to Olympic National Park! You won’t regret it – now let’s get planning so once you step foot in the park you can be awed by the mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife, and not distracted by the logistics of the trip itself.

4 Steps to Planning an Olympic Park Vacation

Step 1: Sign up for your Free Trip Planning Kit. You’ll receive a Olympic vacation guide and emails that will help you plan your trip.

Step 2: Decide how you’ll travel to the park. Most people do a road trip vacation either starting from home or a large airport. Then you can take a bus or ferry to the park. Once you get to the park, you’ll need a vehicle, bike, or tour transportation to get around.

Step 3: Reserve your hotel or campsite. Depending on what time of year you are visiting Olympic National Park, you’ll want to reserve lodging from one month to one year in advance.

Step 4: Before you go, check our pages about Olympic weather and gear so you can pack for the elements. Some trails have snow well into June. Some are sunny and dry year-round. You will need a coat and a good pair of shoes no matter what season you are visiting in.

We know you’ll have a wonderful time!

FAQs about Vacationing at Olympic National Park

Answers to all your important Olympic National Park vacation questions about wildlife viewing, pets in the park, plus winter and backcountry routes. Read More...

Free Trip Planner & E-Newsletter

Request your free trip planner materials and e-newsletter today. It's everything you need to plan the Olympic Park vacation of a lifetime. Read More...

Weather in Olympic National Park

Olympic has a reputation for rain—and true, parts of the peninsula receive 12 feet of rain every year. See the forecast and average temperatures here. Read More...

What to Pack for an Olympic National Park Vacation

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