Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park, Washington, USA.

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Olympic National Park

  • Where is it?: – Port Angeles, WA
  • Special Topics: Geysers/Hot Springs · Glaciers · Mountains · Wildflowers
  • Recreation Activities: Auto Touring · Biking · Boating · Camping · Climbing · Educational Programs · Fishing · Hiking · Horseback Riding · Swimming · Wildlife Viewing · Snow Skiing

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Olympic National Park is 95% wilderness, and that’s official. Wowee, sounds like my sort of place, in fact, it’s the perfect place for lots of people – it has Pacific Ocean beaches, it has glacier-capped peaks, it has rain forest valleys and more varieties of animals and plants than you could shake a stick at – not sure why you’d want to shake a stick at a plant, it’s just an expression. You can get to the outer edges of Olympic National Park by road, but then, if you’ve a taste for adventure, you really need to explore the wilderness within . . .

Olympic National Park is a terrific place to back-pack, hiking through the wilderness before pitching your tent to catch some well deserved “shut-eye”.  Around 40,000 people come here each year, there are a few rules and regulations which you need to follow, but then again, that’s important to preserve Olympic National Park for future generations isn’t it?  This wilderness is actually very fragile and needs to be handled with care. If wilderness camping is a bit out of your comfort zone, then you can still enjoy the many treasures of the Olympic National Park by visiting just for the day – hundreds of thousands of people do that too.

The Hoh Rain Forest is truly magical don’t you think? I was half expecting to see fairies . . .

This place really does have a bit of everything!

How does the Olympic National Park look now? Here is the Olympic cam view.

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