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.
Olympic National Park is in the Northwest Corner of the United States in Washington State
It encompasses most of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, a 922,651-acre parcel of Pacific coastline, towering rainforests, and jagged mountain peaks. Elevations range from sea level to 7,983 feet at Mt. Olympus.
Olympic National Park Road Access
The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, though some roads within the park close seasonally due to weather.
Olympic is a huge park and has many access points, all reachable via US 101, which circles the peninsula.
The most popular entrances are the Hurricane Ridge Entrance outside of Port Angeles, the Elwha and Sol Duc Entrances on the northern side of the peninsula, the Hoh Rain Forest Entrance on the west side, and the Mora Entrance on the coast. Other entry points include the Deer Park Entrance in the park’s northeast, the Ozette Entrance in the northwest, the Queets Entrance in the southwest, the Quinault Entrance on the south side, and the Staircase Entrance in the southeast.
The park headquarters in Port Angeles are 82 miles from Seattle and 230 miles from Portland, Oregon. Olympic is also about 120 miles from Mt. Rainier National Park and 145 miles from North Cascades National Park.
The quickest way to Port Angeles from Canada is by taking the ferry from Victoria, BC, only 25 miles across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.