Over 95% of Olympic National Park (876,669 acres) is designated wilderness, encompassing and protecting one of the largest wilderness areas in the contiguous United States and offering visitors a chance to experience the park's amazing diversity in its natural and pristine state.
What is Wilderness?
Planning Your Wilderness Trip
"I have found that people go to the wilderness for many things but, the most important is perspective. They may think they go for the fishing or the scenery or companionship but, in reality it is something far deeper. They go to the wilderness for the good of their souls".
- Sigurd Olson
Last updated: May 5, 2018