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General Information

Official Olympic National Park Service website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Olympic national park.

Why is Olympic Special?
Rain forests, wildflower meadow, glacier-capped mountains, wild Pacific coast, many rivers and streams.

National Geographic guide to the Olympic National Park:
very concise and clear.

"Unofficial" Olympic National Park website :
Hosted by John William Uhler. Very detail information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- Summer: because it is the "dry" season.

General weather information.
Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.
Five days weather forest with local radar.


At least two days:
Port Angeles to Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, and Sol Duc -- a full day,
Hoh Rain Forest to the Pacific Beaches -- a full day.

If you only have one day?



Total 17 campgrounds with a total of 910 sites are operated by National Park Service. All are available on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of Kalaloch which operates on a reservation system in the summer. Kalaloch campground could be reserved on-line at the National Park service reservation center.

Official campground list and information and more camping information

Wilderness Camping Permits are required for all overnight stays in the Olympic National Park backcountry. which may be obtained at the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles year round, (360) 565-3100.

Lodges and Hotels:

Inside the park

Kalaloch Lodge :
Oceanside Lodging, open year round. On-line reservation request.

Lake Crescent Lodge:
Lakeside Lodging, open spring through fall. On-line reservation request.

Lodge Cabin Resort:
Lakeside Lodging, open spring through fall. On-line reservation request.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort:
Open spring through fall. On-line reservation request.

Gateway outside the park

The Olympic Peninsula Community.

Gray Harbor Tourism.

Mason County Tourism.

This Olympic National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 02/04/05. Keywords: Olympic National Park.