Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Olympic National Park!
At Olympic, forest, coastal, and mountain ecosystems combine to create a spectacular wilderness park. Designated as both a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations, the park serves as a living laboratory for scientists and students, as well as an incredible natural playground for visitors. Millions of people visit Olympic each year to experience its beauty, diversity, and many opportunities for adventure, exploration, and recreation. Come explore, whether for a few hours or a lifetime. Your trip planning starts here!
.Tips for a Great Visit
  • Plan your park activities with time and distance in mind. Olympic is very large and there are no roads that cross the park. Consult the park's mileage chart for distances between key destinations. See Trip Ideas for recommendations based on your available time.
  • The summer months of June through September are the busiest time of year. Reservations can be made for Hoh, Kalaloch, Mora, and Sol Duc campgrounds and popular wilderness camping areas. All other camp sites are first come, first served.
  • Lodging accommodations are available seasonally inside the park at Lake Crescent Lodge, Log Cabin Resort, and Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, and year-round at Kalaloch Lodge. Additional accommodations are available in communities outside the park. Reservations are highly recommended.
  • Try to sample destinations within each of the park's major ecosystems: subalpine, coast, temperate rain forest, and lowland forest.
  • Check the park calendar and newspaper for current information and schedule of programs.
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center in the evening light.

Hours and Seasons

Check out the operating hours and seasons within Olympic National Park.

Visitors at Lake Crescent

Things to Do

Fishing, camping, hiking are just but a few of the many things to do in Olympic National Park.

Strait of Juan de Fuca from Hurricane Ridge

Places to Go

Olympic has a little bit of everything - high mountain peaks, broad sandy beaches, lush rain forests, and so much more.

Lake Crescent Lodge lights reflect upon the lake in evening.


There are many lodges throughout the park to choose from.

Hiker rests along a mountain trail.


With almost a million acres of wilderness, Olympic offers many backpacking options.

Lamp light glow within a yellow tent at night.


Tent and RV camping options.

Quinault Ranger Station

Fees and Passes

Fees and Passes

Sun pokes through the fog and trees.

Wilderness Trip Planning

Plan your back country wilderness trip here, to include places to go, rules and regulations and safety.

Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.

Wilderness Permits and Reservations

The Wilderness Information Center is located in the Olympic National Park main Visitor Center in Port Angeles.

Cross country skier glides across a snow covered mountain meadow.

Visiting in Winter

Hurricane Ridge has many options for winter activities.

Fog gathers around a clump of trees during sunset.

Current Conditions

Check out the current conditions throughout Olympic.

Hurricane Ridge in summer.


Hurricane Ridge is just one place to view live webcams.

Two people overlook mountain vistas at Hurricane Ridge

Brochures and Publications

Brochures and publications provide invaluable information of areas throughout Olympic National Park.

Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles.

Contact Us

Contact information, to include how to get here.

Map of Olympic National Park


Maps to help you find your way and plan your trip to Olympic.

Last updated: February 1, 2022

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Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles , WA 98362


360 565-3130

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