• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

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

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Frequently Asked Questions

Olympic marmot

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?

Mt. Olympus in winter

That Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow? At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S.