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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Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles are now closed for renovation. Temporary facilities are located nearby on the front lawn of park headquarters at 600 East Park Avenue.

Olympic National Park Visitor Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone (360) 565-3130

Open daily year-round; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Hours vary according to season.
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.

2018 season: Open daily April 2 - October.
Open daily in summer. Hours vary according to season.
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 Friday - Sunday May 4 - 24, 2018; Open Daily May 25 - October 14, 2018.
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

2018 Season: Open Friday - Sunday March 2 - May 24; Open Daily May 25 - September 4. Closed September 5 - mid October during road repair project. Open Friday - Sunday in mid October - December 2018.

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 Tuesday - Saturday May 15 - June 23; Open Daily June 24 - September 30
Visitor information about the coast, Forks, and other areas on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula; book store.

Last updated: March 13, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone:

(360) 565-3130

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