Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park is a land of beauty and variety. A day's exploration can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tidepools. Nestled in the valleys are some of the largest remnants of ancient forests left in the country. Olympic is like three magical parks in one. Take some time to explore its many faces!

Olympic National Park Info


Olympic National Park

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Timeline for Resumption of Winter Operations at Olympic National Park

Port Angeles, WA – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Olympic National Park will begin working to restore regular winter operations on Sunday, January 27. Due to storm damage that occurred prior to the lapse of appropriations, many park roads and campgrounds remain closed. Park staff will start assessing damage, clearing downed trees and storm debris from roadways and campgrounds, and reopening areas as quickly as possible.

Limited Access to Olympic National Park during Government Shutdown

PORT ANGELES, WA – During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Due to recent storm damage and high winds across the Olympic Peninsula, many park roads and campgrounds were closed to vehicles and will now remain closed during the shutdown. Emergency and rescue services will be limited.

Lake Quinault Community Reception Postponed

The Quinault community reception planned for Wednesday evening is postponed in observance of the National Day of Mourning and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Public Invited to Review Preliminary Alternatives for Olympic Hot Springs Road Long-Term Access

PORT ANGELES, WA: Preliminary alternatives for the Olympic Hot Springs Road Long-Term Access Environmental Assessment (EA) are now available through January 6, 2019 for a public review and comment period. The upcoming EA will analyze various options including a no action (current management) alternative, modifying the current roadway, or relocating it outside the floodplain—one of which will be implemented in 2021.

Olympic National Park Photos

The Trail Back Up To The Top

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The Trail Back Up To The Top

I'm a fan of leading line shots. The trail from Beach 4 back up to the parking lot in Olympic National Park is a perfect example of leading lines.

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Summer Dreams

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Summer Dreams

Greywolf Ridge from the Roaring winds trail.

WIND ON ROCKY PEAK

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WIND ON ROCKY PEAK

Ancient Cedars

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Ancient Cedars

Quinault Lodge, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2018

Ruby Beach 2

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Ruby Beach 2

Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2018

Ruby Beach 1

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Ruby Beach 1

Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2018

Around the Lake

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Around the Lake

Going around Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park.

Around the Lake

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Around the Lake

Going around Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park.

Ancient Forest

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Ancient Forest

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2016

A Walk in the Hoh

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A Walk in the Hoh

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2016

Moss and Ferns

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Moss and Ferns

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2016

Fallen

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Fallen

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2016

Around the Lake

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Around the Lake

Going around Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park.

Through the Trees

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Through the Trees

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2016

Rock Stacks

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Rock Stacks

Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2018

Down to the Beach

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Down to the Beach

Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2018

So Green

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So Green

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2016

Hall of Mosses

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Hall of Mosses

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington, US
September 2016

Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park - 1992

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Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park - 1992

Olympic National Park is a beautiful mountain park in the Olympic Range of Washington state. The Hurricane Ridge Road climbs from Port Angeles at the north end of the Olympic Peninsula to the summit of Hurricane Ridge. The seventeen mile drive takes one from sea level to 5240 ft. elevation.

Here is a view from Hurricane Ridge across the forested valley to the summits of the Olympic Range, taken during a visit to the park on October 13, 1992.

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Vancouver Island Viewed from Hurrican Ridge - 1992

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Vancouver Island Viewed from Hurrican Ridge - 1992

Olympic National Park is a beautiful mountain park in the Olympic Mountains of western Washington state. Hurricane Ridge Road climbs from Port Angeles to the summit of Hurricane Ridge. The seventeen mile drive takes one from sea level to 5240 ft. elevation.

Here is a view from Hurricane Ridge to the north across the Salish Sea between Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula. The city of Victoria, British Columbia can be seen on the far shore, 35 miles to the north. I took this photo during a visit to Olympic National Park in October, 1992.

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