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  • Western Washington
  • Established June 29, 1938
  • 1,450 square miles

The western side of Olympic National Park gets 12 feet of precipitation a year. That’s a lot of water. And that much water makes lush, dense, rich vegetation grow in jungly ways. Old-growth forests stand, still. Olympic’s rain forests are as wild and thick as the Amazon’s. But water and the vegetation that drinks it in aren’t all you’ll find in Olympic. There are also mountains, lakes, 57 miles of coast, and all the bits of land and water that knit them all together.

Visit Olympic National Park and you’ll explore three distinct ecosystems: sub-alpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific coast line. The United Nations has named Olympic both an international biosphere reserve and a World Heritage site. In the winter, there’s snowshoeing, and in the summer, between rains, enjoy a picnic on the beach or alongside one of the many lakes.

Late spring is the best time to visit Olympic, and National Parks Revealed can help you really make the most of your trip. We will put together a custom itinerary just for you, that will give you all the time you want to do whatever you most want to do in the park. If you’re not sure what you most want to do, we certainly have suggestions and recommendations. As always, we will arrange for you to stay at the best accommodations in the area.