Olympic National Park | The Olympic Peninsula, WA

Lush Rain Forests. Alpine Wilderness. Rugged Beaches.

Welcome to Olympic National Park

Towering snow-capped peaks and more than 70 miles of rugged Pacific Ocean coastline, the natural wonderland of Olympic National Park spans nearly a million acres, encompasses three distinct ecosystems, and offers year round adventure and exploration for all ages and interests. It’s such a diverse and unique place that it earned a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve designations.

Wander past waterfalls under a canopy of old-growth trees. Cast a line for something wild. Dip your paddle in deep waters or rushing rivers, or soak in some serenity in a hot-springs pool. From pristine beaches to untouched wilderness, you can experience some of the most scenic and popular destinations in the country, or opt for your own unique adventure off the beaten path.

It’s all here, all year round—from hiking, biking, camping, birding, road tripping and more. Welcome to Olympic National Park.

Must See

Olympic Beaches

From rugged to serene, Olympic Peninsula beaches stretch for miles and offer endless recreation and exploration. Trek the coastline, catch a wave, discover teeming tidepools and dramatic sea stacks, and soak up Pacific Ocean views and sunsets that will leave …

Lake Crescent

This glacially carved lake tucked in the Olympic Mountain foothills offers clear-water views to nearly 60 feet. Paddle Lake Crescent’s pristine waters, cast a line for trout or set out on lowland forest trails in search of waterfall rewards.

Hurricane Ridge

The crown jewel of Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge offers a peak visitor experience all year-round. Brace yourself for dazzling vistas and partake in year-round recreation, from hiking, cycling and skiing, to wildlife and wildflower viewing and more.

Hoh Rain Forest

A magical destination like no other, the lush and diverse Hoh Rain Forest is one of the most popular spots on the Olympic Peninsula. Take in tumbling waterfalls and rushing rivers, miles of forested trails, and wildlife and fishing like …

MAKE AN Entrance

Following U.S. Highway 101, the Olympic Peninsula’s picturesque piece of the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, you’ll find Olympic National Park entry points in every direction:

North: Deer Park, Hurricane Ridge, Elwha, Lake Crescent, Sol Duc

Northwest: Ozette

Central West: Mora

Central: Hoh Rain Forest

South: Lake Quinault, Staircase

Southwest: Kalaloch

East: Dosewallips

Native Language Overview

Chinese | German | French | English


Plan your visit to Olympic National Park.

ALERTS AND CONDITIONS: Check the National Park site for the latest traffic and road conditions in the Park.