Visitor Centers

Group leaving ONP visitor center
The visitor centers serve as great resources for those looking to explore the park.

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Open daily year-round; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Hours vary according to season. Current hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Visitor information, exhibits about Olympic's natural and cultural history, hands-on "Discovery Room" for kids, award-winning orientation film "Mosaic of Diversity" (25 minutes) shown upon request, bookstore, two short nature trails.

Wilderness Information Center (Backcountry Permit Office)
Inside Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362 Phone: (360) 565-3100.

Open daily in summer. Hours vary according to season. Current hours
Information and trip planning advice for all wilderness users, including current trail reports, safety, weather and Leave No Trace tips. Wilderness Camping Permits and "bear canisters" available. Email the Wilderness Information Center or call (360)565-3100.

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center
Hurricane Ridge, about 17 miles south of Port Angeles

2018 Season: Open Daily May 25 - October 14, 2018. Call 360-565-3131 for information.
Open daily in summer; hours vary remainder of year.
Visitor information, exhibits about Olympic's mountain habitats, 20-minute orientation film shown on request. Guided walks and talks are offered during the summer. Nearby short trails, often snow-covered well into May, are accessible with assistance. Snack bar and gift shop (both open seasonally) are located on the Visitor Center's lower level.

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

Hoh Rain Forest, approximately 31 miles south of Forks off Highway 101
Phone: (360) 374-6925

Current hours: Friday - Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pmthrough December.

Open Daily in summer; Friday - Sunday in the off-season and closed January/February. Hours vary according to season.

Visitor information, book store, exhibits. Self-guided nature trails. Wilderness Camping Permits and bear canisters should be picked up at the Port Angeles Wilderness Information Center.

Kalaloch Ranger Station
156954 U.S. Highway 101
Forks, WA 98331
Phone: (360)962-2283

2018 Season: Open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm through September 30.
Visitor information about the coast, Forks, and other areas on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula; book store.

Last updated: November 3, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362


(360) 565-3130

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