Pets

To protect park wildlife, to provide for you and your pet's safety and to help all visitors enjoy the park, please observe the following rules:

Pets are permitted (leashed only, maximum 6' length) in park campgrounds, picnic areas, and parking lots; they are also allowed on the following trails and ocean beaches:

  • Spruce Railroad Trail (Olympic Discovery Trail)
  • Peabody Creek Trail
  • Madison Falls Trail
  • All Kalaloch Beaches (from Ruby Beach south to South Beach)
  • Rialto Beach, 0.8 mile north to Ellen Creek only (day use only)
  • Pets are prohibited on any other trails, beaches, in public buildings, in boats on park rivers, or in the park's designated wilderness including all overnight backpacking areas.

Other stipulations:

 

Leashed pets are allowed on trails in Olympic National Forest. Please note that this is a different entity than Olympic National Park.

Please keep your pet free of seeds to prevent the spread of invasive plant species.

 
 
Bark Ranger card and badge

Become a Bark Ranger
Well-behaved dogs are invited to bring their human companions and become official Olympic National Park Bark Rangers! Learn the rules of B.A.R.K., where and how to enjoy Olympic National Park with your pet and earn your Bark Ranger Badge! Check the park newspaper for Bark Ranger programs and locations.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone:

(360) 565-3130

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