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Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park Grizzly Stump © Denis Holmes
Olympic National Park Ranger Talk © Denis Holmes
600 East Park Avenue
Port Angeles, Washington   98362-6798
Glacier capped mountains, wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth forests, including temperate rain forests -- at Olympic National Park, you can find all three. About 95% of the park is designated wilderness, which further protects these diverse and spectacular ecosystems.

Olympic is also known for its biological diversity. Isolated for eons by glacial ice, and later the waters of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula has developed its own distinct array of plants and animals. Eight kinds of plants and 15 kinds of animals are found on the peninsula but no where else on Earth.
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Kalaloch Lodge : Open All Year

Reservations Online or by Phone: (360) 962-2271

Details : Located on the Pacific coast, 36 miles south of Forks. Features lodge rooms, motel rooms, cabins -- many with ocean views --, and a coffee shop and dining room. Visit the Lodge's website for more information.

Lake Crescent Lodge : Open All Year

Reservations by Phone: (360) 928-3211

Details : Located on the south shore of Lake Crescent, 21 miles west of Port Angeles. Provides lodge rooms, motel rooms, cottages and dining room, many with views of Lake Crescent. Visit the Lodge's website for further information.

Log Cabin Resort : Open All Year

Reservations by Phone (360) 928-3325

Details : Located on the northeast shore of Lake Crescent, 17 miles west of Port Angeles. This resort features motel units, cabins, an RV park with hook-ups, kamper kabins and dining room. Open most of the year. Visit the Resort's website for more information.

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort : Open All Year

Reservations by Phone: (360) 327-3583

Details : This resort is located 40 miles west of Port Angeles in the Sol Duc Valley. It features cabins, an RV park with hookups, swimming pool, 3 mineral pools, deli and dining room. Visit the Resort's website for more information.

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Plane - Horizon Air (an Alaska Airlines affiliate) provides regularly scheduled flights to Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles from SeaTac Airport and from Victoria, British Columbia.

Car - From the Seattle/Tacoma area, travelers may reach U.S. 101 by several different routes, either by crossing Puget Sound on one of the Washington State Ferries or by driving south around Puget Sound. Travel time along any of these routes is approximately two-and-a-half to three hours from the Seattle/Tacoma area to Port Angeles, where the main park visitor center and park headquarters are located. All major rental companies serve the SeaTac Airport. Rental cars are also available on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Angeles, Sequim and Grays Harbor.

Bus - Port Angeles is served daily from downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport by Olympic Bus Lines and Tours. Reservations are recommended: call (360) 417-0700. The Clallam Transit System provides service within Port Angeles and commuter services to locations around the northern Olympic Peninsula. For more information, call (360) 452-4511.

Public Transportation - Car and passenger ferry service is available throughout most of the year between Victoria, British Columbia and Port Angeles. Reservations are not available, but for more information, contact Black Ball Transport, Inc. at (360) 457-4491. Victoria Rapid Transit operates a summer passenger-only ferry between Port Angeles and Victoria. For reservations and information, call (360) 452-8088.


Washington State Parks