Olympic National Park

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Olympic National Park

Address:600 E Park Ave
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Web: www.nps.gov/olym/
Size: 922,651 acres.
Established: Proclaimed as Mount Olympus National Monument on March 2, 1909; established as Olympic National Park on June 29, 1938. Wilderness designated on November 16, 1988. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1976 and a World Heritage Site in 1981.
Location:On the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington, encircled by US 101. From the Seattle/Tacoma area, travelers may reach U.S. 101 by several different routes, either by crossing Puget Sound on one of the Washington state ferries or by driving south around Puget Sound. The main park visitor center and park headquarters are located in Port Angeles at the north end of the peninsula.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, lodging, groceries, restaurant, boat rental, boat ramp, bathhouse, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, mountain climbing, swimming, boating, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:Park encompasses three distinctly different ecosystems: rugged glacier capped mountains, more than 70 miles of wild Pacific coast (the largest section of wilderness coast in the lower 48 states), and majestic stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest. These diverse ecosystems are still largely pristine in character (about 95% of the park is designated wilderness). More than 600 miles of trails provide access to these wild areas. Archeological and historical records show that human habitation of the area goes back at least 12,000 years.

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As part of the National Park Service's Inventory and Monitoring Program, we counted birds at mostly off-trail point-count stations in North Cascades National Park Complex in 2001 and 2002, Olympic National Park in 2002 and 2003, and Mount Rainier National Park in 2003 and 2004.
Ernest wants to know how much rain falls each year in the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park.
Additional seasonal activities abound in and around Olympic National Park.
Olympic National Park covers an area between 47[degrees]30'N and 48[degrees]11'N and between 123[degrees]07'W and 123[degrees]30'W on the Olympic Peninsula at the northwest tip of the contiguous United States.
Olympic National Park can be reached at 360/452-0330 or www.
When this project is completed in 2019 there will be nearly ten miles of universally accessible trail along the beautiful north shore of Lake Crescent, said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.
Forest Service, and British Columbia Ministry of Environment teamed up to reintroduce fishers to Olympic National Park.
Teams searched Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Washington's Olympic National Park, focusing on an area off trail where his pack was found.
The area allows the Eiferts to hike one of their favorite trails in the nearby Olympic National Park.
The scheduled removal of two century-old dams on the Elwha River in Washington State's Olympic National Park beginning in 2011 may well serve as test cases for larger dam removal projects in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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