Visitor Center and Headquarters Area Brochure

Discover Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is a national treasure on the edge of adventure. Whether your journey takes you to forests, mountains or coast, a good way to begin is to visit the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and the park website. The exhibits, seasonal ranger programs, Discovery Room and nearby trails reveal why this place is so special. For longer journeys, the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) can help you safely explore the ninety-five percent of the park that is designated wilderness. Clues to the park's richness are everywhere—many people find special moments in Olympic National Park, come and discover yours!

Use Common Senses

Use your senses to explore the visitor center. Listen for Roosevelt elk bugling in an old-growth forest. Feel the imprint of a cougar track. Envision a cedar canoe dancing in pursuit of a seal. Talk with a ranger and view the park orientation film. The staff, exhibits and programs all help reveal the natural and cultural treasures in Olympic National Park.

Just Kidding Around

Step into the Discovery Room and enter a world of natural exploration and intrigue. Interactive displays inspire inquisitive minds of all ages. Ask at the front desk for the key to unlock the fun-filled discovery drawers. Search the murals for creatures that call Olympic home.


The park orientation film, exhibits, Discovery Room and visitor center scavenger hunt are great ways to learn more about Olympic National Park. Nearby trails provide access to a living classroom. To plan a class visit or rent a traveling trunk full of park-related materials and activites, call the park's education coordinator at (360) 565-3146. Depending on availability, a park ranger may be able to assist with your visit.

Taking a Hike?

The Living Forest and Peabody Creek trails offer short forest walks from the visitor center. For all overnight backpacking in the park, visit the WIC (or to obtain required wilderness camping permits. Check conditions on over 600 miles of park trails and learn about safe food storage options. Whether your discovery is a mountain vista, the song of a winter wren or a quiet moment in verdant forest, with your help it will forever be preserved in Olympic National Park. Have fun wherever your visit takes you!
A map of the Olympic National Park headquarters and Visitor Center area, including buildings, roads, and hiking trails.
Olympic National Park headquarters and Visitor Center area map.

Last updated: September 25, 2023

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600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362


360 565-3130

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