Olympic National Park Sights

Most of the park's attractions are found either off U.S. 101 or down trails that require hikes of 15 minutes or longer. The west coast beaches are linked to the highway by downhill tracks; the number of cars parked alongside the road at the start of the paths indicates how crowded the beach will be.

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Dungeness Spit

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Curving 5½ miles into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the longest natural sand spit in the United States is a wild, beautiful section of...

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

  • Information 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...

Hoh River Rain Forest

  • Forest

South of Forks, an 18-mile spur road links Highway 101 with this unique temperate rain forest, where spruce and hemlock trees soar to...

Hurricane Ridge

  • Mountain–Sight

The panoramic view from this 5,200-foot-high ridge encompasses the Olympic range, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Vancouver Island. Guided...

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

  • Information 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...

Jamestown S'Klallam Village

  • Museum/Gallery

This village on the beach near the mouth of the Dungeness River has been occupied by the S'Klallam tribe for thousands of years. The...

Junior Ranger Program

  • Tour–Sight

Anyone can pick up the booklet at visitor centers and ranger stations and follow this fun program, which includes assignments to discover...


  • Beach–Sight

With a lodge, a huge campground, miles of coastline, and easy access from the highway, this is a popular spot. Keen-eyed beachcombers...

La Push

  • Beach–Sight

At the mouth of Quileute River, La Push is the tribal center of the Quileute Indians. In fact, the town's name is a variation on the...

Lake Crescent

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Visitors see Lake Crescent as Highway 101 winds along its southern shore, giving way to gorgeous views of teal waters rippling in a basin...


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