• 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.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Be A Junior Ranger

Jr Ranger Booklet

Olympic National Park Junior Ranger Program

Olympic National Park protects an amazing web of life, from tide pools to snowy peaks. To maintain this web of plant and animal communities, rangers study and protect parks, as well as help visitors understand and safely enjoy parks. You can help. When you visit our park complete the steps in the Junior Ranger Booklet to become an Olympic National Park Junior Ranger.

Pick-up your copy of the Olympic National Park Junior Ranger Booklet at any visitor center in the park.

Olympic National Park offers discovery backpacks to enhance you exploration of the park. For more information click here.

 
Click here for Ocean Stewards book!

Ocean Stewards Book

National Park Service

Become an Olympic National Park Ocean Steward

Olympic National Park Ocean Steward Junior Ranger program is a fun, hands-on program for children age 4 and up. As an Ocean Steward you will explore the coastal ecosystem of Olympic National Park, learn exciting new facts about this unique ecosystem and understand how you can help protect Olympic National Parks wilderness coast and ocean. Download and print the Ocean Steward Junior Ranger book at home and bring it with you to the park or pick-up your free copy at any visitor center when you arrive. Complete the book according to instructions to receive your Ocean Steward patch.
 
2014 National Junior Ranger Day Poster

Olympic National Park Junior Ranger Day Poster

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Junior Ranger Day

Every year during National Parks Week, Olympic National Park celebrates by hosting Junior Ranger Day. In 2014 Olympic National Park invites kids to Go Wild! and celebrate Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, WA.

Junior Ranger Day is an exciting, interactive program for children of all ages. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 25th Anniversary of the Washington National Parks Wilderness Act activities will highlight the wilderness resources of Olympic National Park.

The Junior Ranger Day program is free of charge. Upon completion of the activities, participants are awarded a special Junior Ranger Day award.

 

Junior Ranger Day , April 28, 2007.

Welcome to the first Junior Ranger Day. click here

Steitler's Junior Ranger Experience. click here

Kate, maybe our youngest Junior Ranger ever. click here

Scott talks about his favorite park activity. click here

Eric describes his Junior Ranger development. click here

Travis gives his views on the Junior Ranger program. click here

 
Junior Rangers
Junior rangers from the first Junior Ranger Day celebration at Olympic National Park. April 28, 2007
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Did You Know?

Mossy trees in the Hoh Rainforest

...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.