• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed

    The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.

Visitor Centers

Group leaving ONP visitor center

The visitor centers serve as great resources for those looking to explore the park.

Henry Meyer

Olympic National Park Visitor Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone (360) 565-3130

Open daily. Hours vary according to season.
Visitor information, exhibits about Olympic's natural and cultural history, hands-on "Discovery Room" for kids, award-winning orientation film "Mosaic of Diversity" (25 minutes) shown upon request, bookstore, two short nature trails.

Wilderness Information Center (Backcountry Permit Office)
Inside Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362 Phone: (360) 565-3100.

Open daily. Hours vary according to season.
Information and trip planning advice for all wilderness users, including current trail reports, safety, weather and Leave No Trace tips. Wilderness Camping Permits and "bear canisters" available. Email the Wilderness Information Center or call (360)565-3100.

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center
Hurricane Ridge, about 17 miles south of Port Angeles

Open daily in summer; open weekends whenever Hurricane Ridge Road is open during remainder of year.
Visitor information, exhibits about Olympic's mountain habitats, 20-minute orientation film shown on request. Guided walks and talks are offered during the summer. Nearby short trails, often snow-covered well into May, are accessible with assistance. Snack bar and gift shop (both open seasonally) are located on the Visitor Center's lower level.

Forks NPS/USFS Recreation Information Center
551 S Forks Avenue (Highway 101), Forks, WA 98331

Phone: (360)374-5877

Hours vary, closed in winter.

Visitor information and exhibits about visiting the Olympic Peninsula's "west side," including Olympic National Park coastal and rainforest areas. Wilderness use permits and animal resistant food containers available.

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
Hoh Rain Forest, approximately 31 miles south of Forks off Highway 101
Phone: (360) 374-6925

Open Daily in summer; open Friday-Sunday remainder of year. Hours vary according to season.

Visitor information, exhibits about Olympic's temperate rain forests. Self-guided nature trails; one accessible with some assistance. Wilderness use permits and animal resistant food containers available.

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.