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Olympic National Park. Location Description History What to Look For Visitor Info. Interesting Facts/Climate Pictures. Location. Olympic National Park Located in Washington in what is known as the Olympic Peninsula. The closest city is Seattle. Wilderness Park along the Pacific Coast

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Olympic National Park

  • Location
  • Description
  • History
  • What to Look For
  • Visitor Info.
  • Interesting Facts/Climate
  • Pictures
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Location

  • Olympic National Park

Located in Washington in what is known as the Olympic Peninsula.

  • The closest city is Seattle
description
Wilderness Park along the Pacific Coast

1,400 sq. miles varied with lakes, meadows, and glaciers.

Forested Valleys of the Sol Duc, Hoh and Quinault Rivers

Accessible mostly by trail

You will find: Pacific Beaches, rainforest valleys, glaciers, wilderness, and mountains.

Description
history
History
  • In 1778 Captain James Cook named the tip of the peninsula “Cape Flattery”
  • Summer of 1885, the 1st documented expedition occurred.
  • People began to settle in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
  • 1909, President Roosevelt created the Mount Olympus National Monument
  • 1938, Roosevelt declared the area a National Park.
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Glaciers

Mount Carrie

The Bailey Range

Mount Christie

Mount Anderson

Mount Olympus

Wildlife

Bears

Deer

Cats

Birds

Elk

Hot Springs

Forest

Lowland forest

Rainforest

Record Size Trees

What To Look For

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Olympic National Park600 East Park AvenuePort Angeles, WA 98362-6798

Phone: 360-565-3130TDD: 360-452-0306

Olympic Park Visitor Center360-452-0330

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center360-374-6925

Hoodsport Ranger Station

360-877-5254

Fees

Camping Fees between $8.00-$12.00

Permit Registration Fee is $5.00 for a single permit good for up to 14 day

Tours

Olympic Peninsula

Bird Watching

Peninsula Scenic Drive

Hoh Rainforest to Pacific Beaches

Visitor Information

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The park has some of the biggest trees in the nation

95% of the park is designated to wildlife.

The park has the most unique kind of groundhog.

There is 73 miles of coast and sandy beaches-

12 ft of rain falls each year

Summer is between 65-75 degrees

Winter is between 30’s and 40’s.

Snowfall can reach 10 ft.

Interesting Facts

Climate