• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Enchanted Valley Temporarily Closed to Camping September 1-14

    To protect contractor and visitor safety, Enchanted Valley will be temporarily closed to all public camping during the relocation of Enchanted Valley Chalet. Hikers and stock users may continue to travel through the valley, must be escorted by park staff. More »

  • 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 »

For Kids

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Olympic's Living Classroom

Studying in Olympic's classroom of wild coast, ancient rain forest, and rugged mountains can be a very wet experience. Muddy too. But what wonders await in this living classroom!

Are you curious about this diverse wilderness park? Would you like to explore a rain forest valley or hike on a glacier? Do you have a school project due soon?

As you explore our website you will find brochures and handouts that provide information on a variety of park topics.

You can also take a Virtual Tour of our park and its resources by completing jigsaw puzzles online! We hope you will be able to visit this living classroom someday. Just be sure to pack your umbrella!

 
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Click the hat to find out more about our Junior Ranger program!

Did You Know?

View of the Elwha Valley

Did you know that in 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. The Olympic Wilderness is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. More...