There are wheelchair-accessible facilities—including trails, campgrounds, and visitor centers—throughout the park; contact visitor centers for more information.
Admission Fees and Permits
Seven-day vehicle admission fee is $10, plus $5 for each individual; an annual family pass is $30. Parking at Ozette, the trailhead for one of the park's most popular hikes, is $1 per day.
An overnight wilderness permit, available at visitor centers and ranger stations, is $5 (covers registration of your party for up to 14 days), plus $2 per person per night. A frequent-hiker pass, which covers all wilderness use fees, is $30 per year. Fishing in freshwater streams and lakes within Olympic National Park does not require a Washington State fishing license; however, anglers must acquire a salmon-steelhead punch card when fishing for those species. Ocean fishing and harvesting shellfish and seaweed require licenses, which are available at sporting goods and outdoor supply stores.
Six park entrances are open 24/7; gate kiosk hours (for buying passes) vary widely according to season and location, but most kiosks are staffed during daylight hours. Olympic National Park is located in the Pacific time zone.
If you'll need cash for kayak rentals, groceries, or souvenirs during your visit, bring enough with you, because there are no ATMs in Olympic National Park. Some gas stations near the park in Port Angeles and Forks have ATMs, and major banks and grocery chains with ATMs are found in these towns and in Sequim.
Automobile Service Stations
Note that there is no cell phone reception in wilderness areas. There are public telephones at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, Hoh River Rain Forest Visitor Center, and the lodging properties within the park—Lake Crescent, Kalaloch, and Sol Duc Hot Springs. Fairholm General Store also has a phone.
For all park emergencies, dial 360/565-3000 (7 am-midnight in summer, 7-5:30 off-season); after hours dial 911. Park rangers are on duty during daylight hours at Port Angeles Visitor Center, Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, and Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Other ranger stations are staffed daily in summer, staff levels permitting; off-season schedules vary.
Park Contact Information
Olympic National Park (Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Rd., Port Angeles, WA, 98362. 360/565–3130. www.nps.gov/olym.)
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