• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Work Scheduled for Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent Starting July 7

    Hwy 101 will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected. Work will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through mid-July, weather permitting.

  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry for three weeks beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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An Olympic marmot

Ken and Mary Campbell

Do I need to make reservations to visit Olympic National Park?
No, you don't need reservations to visit Olympic National Park. However, if you plan to spend the night in or around the park, you should have reservations for lodging, camping, or backpacking.

How do I get to Olympic National Park?
You can find driving directions here.

What is there to see and do in Olympic National Park?
You can find a list of things to do in Olympic National Park here.

When is the best time of year to visit Olympic National Park?
It depends what you're looking for! While most people visit during summer, there are unique things things to see when visiting at other times throughout the year. You can find more information here.

Do you have a question that's not answered here? Send us an e-mail and we'll consider adding it to this list.

Did You Know?

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The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.