Olympic National Park

Port Angeles, WA

Where are we going?

Olympic National Park
3002 Mt Angeles Rd
Port Angeles
WA 98362

360 565-3130

What is there to do?

Olympic National Park covers nearly one million acres, and features such a range of precipitation and elevation, that diversity really is the hallmark of this iconic Washington State National Park.

The park actually protects a vast wilderness, as well as thousands of years of human history. There are also several distinct ecosystems within Olympic National Park, from the glacier-capped mountains, to the old-growth temperate rainforests, and over 70 of wild coastline - what an incredible place to explore with the family!

If it's outdoor adventure you want, the Olympic Park has just the thing!

The rugged shoreline offers an opportunity to see the rich life within it, so tidepooling is always a popular thing to do with kids! Backpacking is an adventure that you won't ever forget, with plenty of overnight opportunities to really make your trip special

Olympic National Park is a great spot for fishing across all seasons, and with rivers, lakes and coasts, there are plenty of opportunities for paddlers or motor boat enthusiasts.

Day hiking is a popular experience for families, as there are short walks on many of the trails that can take you out into the wilderness (but not too far!), and of course there is SO much wildlife to be seen!

Also offered within the park are Ranger-led programs, as well as night sky programs, and of course winter activities such as skiing or snowshoeing.

So are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime in the absolutely stunning Olympic National Park?

(Family Days Out have been there, and can highly recommend it!)

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15 per person fee, $30 per vehicle fee (valid for 7 days)

Children: Same as adult


Need a little extra help?

The Port Angeles Visitor Center is fully accessible, as is the Living Forest Trail. Check online for more accessibility information.


When can we go?

Park open 24 hours, but Visitor Center opening times vary so check online

Park open year round but from October through May, some roads, campgrounds, and other visitor facilities are closed or have reduced hours. Visitor centers and Hurricane Ridge Road are closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.


Any top tips?

It's worth checking the road and visitor center closures on the website before you go if you are visiting in winter. Also,

I’m Hungry!

There are a number of lodgings including resorts where you can find restaurants

Healthy Eating

It's worth taking your own supply of food and water when visiting a national park

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