Learn About the Park

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Olympic National Park encompasses three distinctly different ecosystems:glacier-capped mountains, Pacific coast, and temperate rain forests.

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Science and Research

Park scientists work with academic partners, as well as federal, state, and tribal agencies to study and monitor park resources.

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Elwha River Restoration

Discover the history and science of the largest dam removal in U.S. history.

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History and Culture

Interwoven throughout the park's outstanding and diverse landscape: an array of cultural and historic sites representing over 12,000 years.

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Olympic offers a wealth of educational and learning opportunities for teachers, parents, scout and youth leaders.

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Kids and Youth

Take a virtual tour of the park, make your own salmon hat, learn about how to volunteer or become a Jr. Ranger.

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Stay connected to current events at Olympic. Browse news releases and get a copy of the park newspaper.

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Learn about the work that happens behind-the scenes, the laws and policies that guide park management, and park statistics.

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Photos and Multimedia

Experience Olympic virtually. Browse photo albums, check our webcams, watch videos and learn about the science happening behind the scenes.

Last updated: November 30, 2016

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600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles , WA 98362


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