Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Information

Olympic National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Olympic National Park Location Jefferson, Clallam, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties, Washington, USA
Olympic National Park Nearest city Port AngelesNearest city: Port Angeles
Olympic National Park Coordinates 47°58′10″N 123°29′54″W
Olympic National Park Area 922,561 acres (373,347 ha)
Olympic National Park Established June 29, 1938 Established: June 29, 1938
Olympic National Park Visitors 2,749,197(in 2006)
Olympic National Park Governing body National Park Service

 

Olympic National Park
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Olympic National Park State Party United States of America
Olympic National Park Type Natural
Olympic National Park Criteria vii, ix
Olympic National Park Reference 151
Olympic National Park Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Olympic National Park Inscription 1981  (5th Session)

Olympic National Park USA Fees & Reservations

  • Olympic National Park Entrance Fees -- Single visit
    Vehicle: $15
    Individual: (on foot, bicycle, motorcycle) $5. Children 15 years old
  • Olympic National Park Annual Pass - $30
  • Olympic National Park Commercial Tour Fees
    1. Vans with 7 to 15 seats = $75
    2. Minibus with 16 to 25 seats = $100
    3. Motorcoach with 26 or more seats = $200
  • Olympic National Park Campground Fees - Ranges from $10 - $18
  • Wilderness Overnight Use Fees - cost $5, plus $2 per person per night
  • Olympic National Park Other Use Fees
    RV Dump Station Fee: $5 per use

Olympic National Park Places to Go

Olympic National Park Visitor Center

Olympic National Park Visitor Center Name Address
Olympic National Park Visitor Center 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, 98362
Phone (360) 565-3130
Wilderness Information Center (Backcountry Permit Office) Inside Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, 98362 Phone (360) 565-3100.
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center Hurricane Ridge, about 17 miles south of Port Angeles
Forks Park and Forest Information Center Highway 101, Forks, Washington 
Fall & Winter Friday - Sunday; 10:00am to 4:00pm
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center Hoh Rain Forest, approximately 31 miles south of Forks
Phone 360-374-6925

Olympic National Park Campgrounds

Campground Status Season Fee No. Sites Facilities
Altair

Closed

Late May through mid fall. $12 30 Running water
Deer Park

Closed

Mid June through mid fall. $10 14 Pit toilets, no water
Dosewallips

Open

Walk in only.  -- -- Pit toilets, no water
Elwha

Open (Primitive)

Year round; primitive in winter. $12 40 Running water in summer; pit toilets & no water in winter
Fairholme

Closed

April through mid fall. $12 88 Running water
Graves Creek

Open

Year round; primitive in winter. 

$12 30 Running water in summer, pit toilets & no water in winter.
Heart O'the Hills

Loop A Open

 

Year round, but may be walk-in only when snow falls. $12 105 Running water
Hoh

Open

Year round. $12 88 Running water all year.
Kalaloch

Open

Year round. $14 to $18 170 Running water all year.
Mora

Open

Year round. $12 94 Running water all year.
North Fork

Open

Year round, may close in winter. Primitive. $10 9 Pit toilet, no water.
Ozette

Open

Year round; may close in winter.

$12 15 Running water in summer, pit toilet in winter.
Queets

Open

Year round. Primitive. $10 20 Pit toilet, no water.
Sol Duc

Open (Primitive)

Year round; primitive in winter. $14 82 Running water in summer, pit toilets & no water in winter.
South Beach

Closed

Memorial Day weekend through mid September.  $10 50 Running water. Flush toilets not wheelchair accessible.
Staircase

Open (Primitive)

Year round. Walk-in only (1.25 mile walk) & primitive in winter.

$12 47 Running water in summer, pit toilets & no water in winter. Flush toilets are not accessible.

Olympic National Park Destinations

  • Elwha Valley
  • Deer Park
  • Dosewallips
  • Hoh Rain Forest
  • Hurricane Ridge
  • Kalaloch
  • Lake Crescent
  • Ozette
  • Mora and Rialto Beach
  • Sol Duc Valley
  • Staircase
  • Queets 
  • Quinault Valley

Olympic National Park Events

Event Date Event Name, Address and Time
Tuesday
3/23/2010
Volunteer Trail work party with WTA
Olympic National Park
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday
3/27/2010
WTA Volunteer Vacation
Olympic National Park
Friday
4/9/2010
Elwha Barn Day
Olympic National Park
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday
4/13/2010
"Perspectives" Program Series
Olympic National Park
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday
4/17/2010
Washington Coastal Clean Up
Olympic National Park
7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Tuesday
4/20/2010
WTA Coastal Work Party--BCRT
Olympic National Park
Tuesday
5/11/2010
"Perspectives" Program Series
Olympic National Park
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday
7/9/2010
WTA trail work party--BCRT
Olympic National Park
Tuesday
7/20/2010
Backpack for the Marmots Citizen Science in Action
Olympic National Park
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7/27/2010
Backpack for the Marmots Citizen Science in Action
Olympic National Park
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8/3/2010
Backpack for the Marmots Citizen Science in Action
Olympic National Park
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8/10/2010
Backpack for the Marmots Citizen Science in Action
Olympic National Park
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8/17/2010
Backpack for the Marmots Citizen Science in Action
Olympic National Park
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday
8/19/2010
WTA trail work party--BCRT
Olympic National Park
Thursday
9/9/2010
WTA trail work party--BCRT
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Things to Do

  • Quick Visit Suggestions
  • Auto Touring
  • Walks and Dayhikes
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Ranger-led Programs

Olympic National Park Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking & Backpacking
  • Birdwatching
  • Winter Activities

Olympic National Park Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Centers & Ranger Stations Open Daily Open Friday - Sunday Open Saturday & Sunday
Deer Park Ranger Station Hours vary; consult area bulletin boards.
Dosewallips Ranger Station Closed due to washout 5.5 miles outside park boundary.
Eagle Ranger Station Hours vary;
Elwha Ranger Station Hours vary;
Forks NPS/USFS Recreation Information Center June 18 – Sept.30 October 2, – December 20, 2009
March 12June 13, 2010
 
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center June 18 – Sept. 16   Winter Season
Staffed weekends & holiday Mondays
Dec. 19, 2009 – March 28, 2010
Spring Season
Staffed weekends May – June 13, 2010
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center May 21 – Sept. 30 October 2, 2009 – April 18, 2010
Closed Christmas Day 12/25
Open Thursday – Monday
April 19 – May 20
 
Kalaloch Ranger (Info) Station May 21 – Sept. 29    
Mora Ranger Station Hours vary; consult area bulletin boards.
Olympic National Park Visitor Center Year Round
Closed Thanksgiving 11/26
& Christmas Day 12/25
   
Ozette Ranger Station Hours vary; consult area bulletin boards.
Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station   Open Thursday – Monday
Mid-June – Mid-September
 
Quinault USFS/NPS Ranger Station OPEN DAILY
May 16 – Sept. 19, 2010
OPEN Monday – Friday
rest of the year
   
Storm King Ranger Station Mid June – Mid Sept.    
Staircase Ranger Station Hours vary;
Wilderness Information Center Year Round (now a part
of Olympic NP Vis. Ctr.)
   

Olympic National Park Hotels & Lodging

Hotel / Lodge Name Rent Per Night
Lake Crescent Lodge $115 Avg. price/night
Kalaloch Campground NA
Sol Duc Campground NA
Mora Campground NA
Hoh Campground NA
Deer Park Campground NA
Dosewallips Campground NA
Heart O' Hills Campground NA
Seal Rock Campground NA
Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort $85 Avg. price/night
Staircase Campground $12 Avg. price/night
Hamma Hamma Campground NA
Falls View Campground NA
Log Cabin Resort $101 Avg. price/night