There has never been a better time to visit Olympic National Park.Yes, there are new major highway construction projects. But, with some planning and assistance from your innkeeper, you'll enjoy all the Park has to offer with little inconvenience.
- First, know where to look for daily road updates from the Park and from the state of Washington. These helpful tools, including daily recorded phone updates at 1-360-565-3131, can help you navigate around any trouble spots.
- Second, know that the Park is *huge* and there is so much more to see than the “big three” of Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, and Hoh Rainforest. In fact, you can spend an entire week and not see everything amazing the Park has to offer. Click here for our up to date suggested itinerary maps.
- Third, plan to go beyond simply Olympic National Park and explore the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary by kayak or, hike Dungeness Wildlife Refuge and tour the historic lighthouse. Discover the 300 species of local birds at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. You can also bike all 132 miles of the newly expanded Olympic Discovery Trail, stretching from Port Townsend to Forks Visit county parks with amazing tide pools like Salt Creek/Tongue Point. Explore historic parks like Fort Worden where you can search for ghosts at the abandoned coastal defense battery Breathe in the calming aromatherapy at a local lavender farm. Experience ancient cultures at the Makah Heritage Center before heading to the most Northwestern point of the contiguous United States at Cape Flattery.