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

Man sentenced to prison for car prowls in Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks

Following an investigation by US Park Rangers, a repeat offender who victimized more than 40 hikers and campers was recently sentenced to serve two years in federal prison to follow a 25-month state prison term. Michael Wayne Pickering, age 41, prowled at least four dozen cars at more than seven different trailheads and parking lots in Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks. Pickering must also serve three years of supervised release following prison.

Olympic National Park Modifies Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance

Olympic National Park is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from local county health departments on the Olympic Peninsula and supported by the City of Forks. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, partners, and local communities is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recreational Fishing Update for June 1 in Olympic National Park

On June 1, 2020, Olympic National Park will open the following park waters to recreational fishing: Lake Crescent, Sol Duc River, Gray Wolf River, Dosewallips River, Duckabush River, North Fork Skokomish River, and mountain lakes as per normal fishing seasons and regulations. The reopening is part of a phased approach by specific geographic area. Anglers are encouraged to practice responsible recreation and enjoy these outdoor activities if they can do so close to home, while also practicing physical distancing.

Olympic National Park Photos

Sunset

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Sunset

Olympic National Park beach sunset.

Empty Amphitheater in Olympic National Park, Washington State

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Empty  Amphitheater in Olympic National Park, Washington State

Empty Amphitheater in Olympic National Park, Washington State

View from Mount Constance Climb

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View from Mount Constance Climb

View from Mount Constance Climb

View from Mount Constance Climb

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View from Mount Constance Climb

I think this is just below the summit block.

View from Mount Constance Climb

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View from Mount Constance Climb

Looking down from the summit block. We used a handline to climb the last few feet to the small summit.

Ascending Mount Constance

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Ascending Mount Constance

A view of cliffs above Avalanche Canyon.

Ascending Mount Constance

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Ascending Mount Constance

We hiked up into Avalanche Canyon above Lake Constance, then climbed a steep snow finger on the right side to the South Chute.

Climber on Mount Constance Summit

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Climber on Mount Constance Summit

The summit only had room for two people at a time, so we took turns scrambling the summit block with a fixed line for protection.

View from Mount Constance Climb

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View from Mount Constance Climb

I think this is a view toward Mount Deception.

Ascending Mount Constance

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Ascending Mount Constance

More exposed scrambling.

Ascending Mount Constance

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Ascending Mount Constance

Heading up Avalanche Canyon.

Inner Constance from Mount Constance

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Inner Constance from Mount Constance

Inner Constance viewed from on or near the summit of Mount Constance.

Descending Mount Constance

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Descending Mount Constance

Descending Mount Constance

Descending Mount Constance

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Descending Mount Constance

Late afternoon light on cliffs of Mount Constance.

Norm Winn on Mount Constance

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Norm Winn on Mount Constance

Mountaineers climb leader Norm Winn near the summit of Mount Constance.

Descending Mount Constance

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Descending Mount Constance

Descending Mount Constance

Descending Mount Constance

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Descending Mount Constance

Descending Mount Constance

Ascending Mount Constance

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Ascending Mount Constance

Preparing to climb the South Chute.

Lake Crescent (1 of 1)

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Lake Crescent (1 of 1)

Ascending Mount Constance

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Ascending Mount Constance

Heading up from our base camp at Lake Constance on a foggy morning.