Olympic National Park

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Olympic National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Olympic National Park
US locator map
Location Washington
Nearest city Port Angeles, WA
Area[1] 922,651 acres (3,733.8 km²)
{913,537 acres (3,697.0 km²) federal}
Established June 29, 1938
Visitors[2] 2,988,686 (in 2007)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service
Website NPS - Olympic


Olympic National Park is located west of the Seattle, Washington area on the Olympic Peninsula. Here you will find Pacific Ocean beaches, rain forest valleys, glacier-capped peaks and a stunning variety of plants and animals. Roads provide access to the outer edges of the park, but the heart of Olympic is wilderness; a primeval sanctuary for humans and wild creatures alike.

Olympic National Park - Hurricane Ridge


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References

  1. NPS Listing of Acreage 9/30/2008
  2. NPS Reports -> Ranking Report -> 2007
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