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Entrance Fees and Where to Get Your Park Pass for Olympic National Park

Hoping to take a hike along Hurricane Ridge? Don’t forget the entrance fee to Olympic National Park.

Things to Do

Hall of Mosses Trail in Olympic National Park's Hoh Rainforest

Which Trail Should I Hike in Olympic National Park?

We have included descriptions to give you a sense of what to expect on the trails from a relaxing stroll down a striking beach to a strenuous hike to a waterfall.

Itineraries

The quiet nightfall at the log-strewn Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park

3-Day Eco-Friendly Vacation Itinerary for Olympic National Park

Eat oysters, hike through a rainforest, watch whales and more on this fun and sustainable-travel itinerary.

Natural Wonders

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park’s Sol Duc Valley

View this triple waterfall from above on the bridge after a short hike.

Road Trips

Cape Flattery in Washington near Olympic National Park

Olympic Peninsula Loop Road Trip From Seattle

Circle the national park on this Olympic Peninsula road trip with a stop at Cape Flattery, the northwest-most point in the continental US.

Maps

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Download the Official Olympic National Park Map PDF

Get the free Olympic National Park map before you get to the park.

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5 Things To Know About Olympic and Mount Rainier Travel Amid COVID-19

Here's everything you need to know about the national parks reopening.

As of Aug. 15, 2021, following the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and to promote staff and visitors’ safety, the National Park Service is requiring visitors, employees and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels.

Individuals looking to get COVID-19 vaccine can visit vaccines.gov or text their ZIP code to 438829 to find a location close to them and make an appointment.

How to Be an Informed and Mindful Traveler

While the national parks reopening have made us cautiously optimistic about summer travel, we’ve identified 5 essential factors you should consider before you hit the road. And one last thing. Throw your propensity to assume out the window. As we’ve seen during this spring, there are no guarantees that businesses will stay open, virus cases will go down or stay-at-home orders will be a thing of the past.

1. Every state has its own rules that vary dramatically.

Each state has different quarantine orders that vary dramatically from state to state. Within states, orders can even vary from county to county or town to town. For instance, on the Olympic Peninsula, the Quileute Tribe has closed the Quileute Reservation to the general public until further notice. The Makah Tribe closed the Shi Shi Beach Trailhead to the general public until further notice. There will be no access to Shi Shi Beach from the north.

2. Not everything in the park will be open.

Just because a national park reopens does not mean everything within the park is open. For instance, not all Olympic’s hotels have opening dates. Tours and rentals in Olympic will most likely will not open. And the park may not open its full-service restaurants other than takeout menus. Be sure to check each park website to ensure that the services you need are available. Lastly, avoiding crowds and practicing Leave No Trace principles in the park are more essential now than ever with reduced park staff. We’ve teamed up with organizations and brands across the outdoor industry to help you make smart decisions on recreating to keep yourself and others healthy and to keep access to our beloved public places open. You can read more about how to #RecreateResponsibly.