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.

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Basic Information

Learn about operating hours, fees, permits and reservations, bringing your pet, and much more!

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Directions & Transportation

Check road statuses and plan your arrival by car, ferry, bus, or air.

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Eating & Sleeping

Will you stay in a lodge, camp, or backpack? Discover your options here!

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.

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.

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Trip Ideas

Do you have several hours? A whole day? More than that? See our trip ideas here!

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Calendar of Events

Make the most of your time at Olympic National Park! Learn about what's happening while you're here on our Calendar of Events.

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Safety is the key to a great trip to Olympic National Park! Be prepared for wildlife, weather, tides, and wilderness.

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Detailed trail descriptions, information on service animals and ASL interpreters, getting an Access Pass, and more!

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Backpacking in Wilderness

Check out our Wilderness Trip Planner, watch a video about backpacking in Olympic National Park, and get ready to walk on the wild side!

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The NPS App

Start planning your trip to Olympic National Park with the NPS App!

Last updated: May 6, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362


360 565-3130

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