Olympic National Park

Overview

A United States national park in the state of Washington, Olympic National Park is split into a quartet of regions: alpines, eastern forests, western temperate rainforest, and Pacific coastline. Theodore Roosevelt created the original Mount Olympus National Monument in 1909, and the surrounding area became a national park three decades later. Due to its location on an isolated peninsula with mountains bisecting it from east to west, the park features geographically-isolated (and therefore unique) flora and fauna, which nature lovers will find enthralling and well worth the trip.

Information

The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club is the proprietor of the Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area, a non-profit ski spot offering lessons, rentals, and affordable lifts. A webwork of hiking trails, many of them of a higher difficulty, weave throughout the park.

Price range

Individual entrance fee, on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, is $5. Admission for children 15 and under is free. Vehicle entrance fee is $15. Olympic National Park Annual Pass is $30 and good for one year from month of purchase.

Best time to visit

The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, though some roads, campgrounds, and other facilities are closed in the winter. Call (360) 565-3130 for up-to-date information.

Near by POI

Belfair State Park encompasses 63 acres of mudflats and saltwater beaches, and offers camping, fishing, swimming, and other activities. Potlatch State Park is located in Hood Canal, near Potlach.

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