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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information

  Rajesh Kumar Rana       Wednesday, October 26, 2022

 

Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information


Olympic National Park


This Park located in the evergreen state of WashingtonUnited States, Olympic National Park is a protected area containing a wealth of wildlife.


Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information


Here mountains and the ocean meet, clear rivers and dense forests, severe snow-capped peaks and delicate alpine flowers. National Park "Olympic" occupies most of the peninsula of the same name and extends to the Canadian border. Its vast territory unites three natural communities: in the center of the reserve are the Olympic Mountains with glaciers and subalpine meadows, wild beaches stretch along the Pacific coast, and ancient rain forests, shrouded in fog, grow in the west. The flora and fauna of the reserve is just as diverse: it has become home to 300 species of birds and almost 1,500 species of plants.



Olympic National Park facts 


• Name of the park: Olympic National Park


Area: 922,650 acres


Annual Visitors: 3.4 million


What is Olympic Park:

 Olympic Park occupies vast areas of untouched nature, and due to the terrain and the difference in elevation, it includes territories with different ecosystems with climates ranging from wet coastal to dry mountainous - rain forests, wild Pacific coast, mountain peaks and glaciers.


Established: June 29, 1938


Address: Olympic National Park Visitor Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362, USA


• Nearest town: Port Angeles


• Working hours:

 Every day around the clock. Some roads and campgrounds in the park are closed during the winter. Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge Road closed for Christmas and Thanksgiving


• Visit cost:

Weekly ticket - $ 25 per car

Weekly ticket - $ 15 per motorcycle

Weekly ticket - $ 10 per cyclist or pedestrian

Annual pass - $ 50

Annual pass to all US national parks - $ 80


Visitor Centers:

  1. Kalaloch Ranger Station
  2. Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center
  3. Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station
  4. Ozette Ranger Station
  5. Storm King Ranger Station
  6. Staircase Ranger Station
  7. Eagle Ranger Station
  8. Elwha Ranger Station


• Official website:

https://www.nps.gov/olym





How long does it take to visit "Olympic National Park"


It is better to spend a couple of days or even more to see all the sights of Olympic Park. After all, the park covers an area of ​​373.5 hectares, and the distances between tourist sites are not small. As is the state of Washington, which this park represents in all its glory.




11 must see attractions in Olympic National Park


Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information


You can appear in Olympic Park either from the east of Seattle or from the south along the road from Aberdeen. We drove from the south, and therefore, we talk about the sights in the order in which they appear in front of a tourist exploring the park from the south road. If this is not your case, then the list should be turned over. The main attractions of the Olympic National Park, which you can see:


1. Lake Quinault Rain Forest

Lake Quinault Rain Forest  (Quinault Rain forest & Lake) - a lake surrounded by rain forest and snow-capped peaks. There are many forest trails around it, campgrounds and an old lodge are located on the coast.

Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information



2. Hoh Rain Forest


Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information


Hoh Rain Forest (Hoh Rain forest) - forest of ancient trees, whose height reaches 90 meters!



3. City of Forks

City of Forks - formerly the city of lumberjacks, and now has gained fame among fans of the books and films about the vampires of the "Twilight" series



4. Rialto beach offers


Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information

Rialto beach offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, tides, coastal cliffs and the famous Hole in the wall. Also nearby is the Lost coast, on the beach of which amazing fallen white trees are collected!




5. Cape Flattery

Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information

Cape Flattery is the most northwestern point of continental America in the territory of the Poppy Indians.




6. Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls (Sol Duc Falls) - a beautiful waterfall in the heart of the ancient forest.



7. Lake Crescent


Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information

Lake Crescent (Crescent Lake) - crystal clear water and a depth of 190 meters makes the lake a great place for boating and for divers. There are also many interesting trails around the lake to local waterfalls and through the forest.





8. Ridge Hurricane


Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information

Ridge Hurricane (Hurricane Ridge) - offers trails through the mountains. Alpine meadows bloom here in spring, and a ski resort is open in winter. The ridge is almost 1600 meters high. From such a height, panoramic views of the entire Olympic Park open and you can even see Canada!




9. Sequim

Olympic National Park - facts, Attractions & tourist information

Sequim is a rain-shaded city, as dry as Los Angeles. You can also observe deer in Squim, and here at the Olympic Game Farm endangered wild animals find refuge.


10. Port Townsend

Port Townsend is a city famous for Victorian architecture. Here you can go kayaking and see whales.



11. Port Gamble

Port Gamble (Port Gamble) - in this town again in a Victorian style architecture. He also became famous for filming the film “The Officer and the Gentleman” (1982) here.



Olympic National Park tourist information



Address: Olympic National Park, 3002 Mount Angeles Road Port Angeles, WA 98362. 


How to get there: from Port Angeles by car along the US-101 N highway or by taxi ( 60-75 USD ).


Opening hours: Olympic National Park in the United States is open to the public throughout the year. Only a few campsites can be closed during holidays or out of season; their work should be specified in advance on the park's official website.


The entrance to Olympic Park costs: $ 30 for a car with all passengers, $ 25 for tourists on a motorcycle, $ 15 for a bicycle or walking. Such a ticket is valid for 7 days. Annual subscription to Olympic - $ 55. And the annual subscription to all America the beautiful national parks is $ 80.


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