Thanks to NPF’s Active Trails program, Olympic National Park provided a Leave No Trace education program to hikers, members of local scout troops, park volunteers, and stock users of Olympic’s trails. The...
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— Karen Share Your StoryEnjoy Olympic National Park for free everyday. Lake Creasent and the Pacific Beach areas have not admission fees.
— Kelly Share Your StoryBring motion sickness pills to drive up Hurricane Ridge and of course, bring your rain-gear for the hikes down below!
— Trevor Share Your StoryGet a Park Passport. It's an inexpensive souvenir, and a good reminder of your visit. Our family loves to collect them.
With three distinct and diverse ecosystems—Pacific coast, rain forest valleys, glacier-capped mountains—Olympic National Park is home to a stunning variety of plants and animals. Geology, climate, isolation, history and sheer size mean this nearly one million-acre park, 95% wilderness, protects relatively intact ecosystems, making it a priceless living laboratory and a home for plants and animals large and small.
Originally established as a national monument in 1909, the area was re-designated Olympic National Park by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938. In 1976, it became an International Biosphere Reserve, and in 1981 was designated a World Heritage Site.
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