Park Contact Information
Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Rd., Port Angeles, Washington, 98362. 360/565–3130; www.nps.gov/olym.
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Pick up park maps and pamphlets, permits, and activities lists in this busy, woodsy chalet; there's also a shop and exhibits on natural history. Several short interpretive trails and longer wilderness treks start from here. Hoh Valley Rd., Forks, Washington, 98363. 360/374–6925; www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. May–Labor Day, daily 9–5; early Sept.–Apr., Fri.–Sun. 10–4.
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. The upper level of this visitor center has exhibits and nice views; the lower level has a gift shop and snack bar. Guided walks and programs start in late June. In winter, find details on the surrounding ski and sledding slopes and take guided snowshoe walks. Hurricane Ridge Rd., Olympic National Park, Washington, 98362. 360/565–3131; www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. Apr.–mid-Dec., daily 9–6; late-Dec.–Mar., weekends 9–4 (if road is open).
Olympic National Park Visitor Center. This modern, well-organized facility, staffed by park rangers, provides everything: maps, trail brochures, campground advice, weather forecasts, listings of wildlife sightings, educational programs and exhibits, information on road and trail closures, and a gift shop. 3002 Mount Angeles Rd., Port Angeles, Washington, 98362. 360/565–3130; www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm. May–Sept., daily 8:30–5; Oct.–Apr., daily 9–4.
South Shore Quinault Ranger Station. The National Forest Service's ranger station near the Lake Quinault Lodge has maps, campground information, and program listings. 353 S. Shore Rd., Quinault, Washington, 98575. 360/288–2525; www.fs.usda.gov/main/olympic/home. Sept.–May, weekdays 8–4:30; Memorial Day–Labor Day, Mon.–Thurs. 8–4, Fri.–Sat. 8–6, Sun. 9–4.
Wilderness Information Center (WIC). Located behind Olympic National Park Visitor Center, this facility provides all the information you'll need for a trip in the park, including trail conditions, safety tips, and weather bulletins. The office also issues camping permits, takes campground reservations, and rents bear-proof food canisters. 3002 Mount Angeles Rd., Port Angeles, Washington, 98362. 360/565–3100; www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wic.htm. May and June, daily 8–5; July–Labor Day, daily 8–6; Sept.–Apr., daily 8–4.