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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News

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Update: Work Zone Set Up To Begin 9/30 with 4-hour Delays Expected to Start 10/7

PORT ANGELES, WA: Drivers should plan for short delays for alternating single-lane traffic the week of September 30 as Strider Construction will begin to mobilize equipment and set up traffic control devices to resume road work. The remaining road work for the three-year Lake Crescent Highway 101 Rehabilitation Project involves restoring the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229. The work will require traffic delays for alternating single-lane traffic as well as a series of four-hour delays set to begin October 7.

Graves Creek Road in Quinault Valley Reopened to Vehicle Access

The Olympic National Park road crew completed repairs to three washouts on the Quinault Valley’s Graves Creek Road. The road is now open to vehicle access.

Injured Backpacker Rescued from Elwha Valley

At 5:09 pm on September 24, Olympic National Park fisheries crew at work in the Elwha Valley notified Olympic National Park dispatch of an injured hiker. The crew was located near Krause Bottom and had met a group on a backpacking trip who reported that a member of their group was injured. A 70-year-old female from Bremerton, WA sustained an injury on the first day of their trip five days prior. After the injury, the group continued to hike almost eight miles of their planned trip over the course of several days rather than walk out or seek help. Due to the time of day the report came in, it was decided that park emergency services staff would hike in and evaluate the injured hiker the next morning.

Olympic National Park Photos

Fence at Kestner Homestead - HFF!

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Fence at Kestner Homestead - HFF!

Kestner Homestead, Olympic National Park. Easy access from a parking lot, or take a one-mile loop trail from the park visitor center.

Transformation to Nutrients

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Transformation to Nutrients

Hoh Temperate Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, Washington

Kalaloch Creek

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Kalaloch Creek

Viewed from Kalaloch Restaurant, Kalaloch, Olympic National Park, Washington

Natural Sculpture

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Natural Sculpture

Hoh Temperate Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, Washington

Low Tide at First Beach

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Low Tide at First Beach

La Push, Olympic National Park, Washington

Morning at the Beach

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Morning at the Beach

First Beach, La Push, Olympic National Park, Washington

Sunny Morning at First Beach

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Sunny Morning at First Beach

After five days of fog, finally sunshine! La Push, Olympic National Park. Washington.

Ruby Beach at Sundown

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Ruby Beach at Sundown

Olympic National Park. Washington

Skyfire on the water

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Skyfire on the water

Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park. Washington

Hiking 2019

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Hiking 2019

Reflections at Ruby Beach

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Reflections at Ruby Beach

Olympic National Park, Washington

La Push Harbor

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La Push Harbor

La Push, Washington & Olympic National Park

Blue Hour at Ruby Beach

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Blue Hour at Ruby Beach

Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach at Sundown

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Ruby Beach at Sundown

Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach

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Ruby Beach

Olympic National Park, Washington

Rialto Beach at Dusk

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Rialto Beach at Dusk

Looking in the direction of La Push's First Beach. Olympic National Park. Washington

Waves at Rialto Beach

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Waves at Rialto Beach

Olympic National Park, Washington State

LAKE CRESCENT OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

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LAKE CRESCENT OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

Death and Transfiguration

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Death and Transfiguration

Fallen giant transformed into a nursery for new life. Hoh Temperate Rain Forest, Olympic National Park, Washington

Rialto Beach at Dusk

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Rialto Beach at Dusk

Olympic National Park. Washington