Planning a trip to Olympic National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Olympic National Park, Washington.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Basics

Region: Pacific-West / West / Pacific Northwest

Park Size: 922,650 acres (1,441.64 sq miles) (3,733.83 sq km)

Location: Jefferson, Clallam, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties

Closest Cities: Port Angeles, Washington

Busy Season: May to September

Visitation: 3,245,806 (in 2019)

How much does Olympic National Park Cost?

Olympic National Park costs the following:

  • 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $30
  • 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $25
  • 7-day Individual Pass – $7

An annual Olympic National Park Pass costs $55 but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $25 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.

When is Olympic National Park Open?

Olympic National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Olympic National Park?

Yes, pets are allowed in Olympic National Park. Dogs are welcome on most of the park’s trails and carriage roads. Please review the Olympic Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Acadia.

Where are Olympic National Park’s visitor centers?

Olympic National Park Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Wilderness Information Center – Open Year Around

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center – Open during summer

Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Kalaloch Ranger Station – Open during Summer

Land Acknowledgments for Olympic National Park

The National Park known as Olympic National Park sits on Coast Salish, S’Klallam, Quinault, ChalAt’i’lo t’sikAti (Chalat’), and Quileute lands.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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