Olympic National Park Things to Do

  • Point of the Arches from Petroleum Creek
    Point of the Arches from Petroleum Creek
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  • rugged beaches, just one face of Olympic
    rugged beaches, just one face of Olympic
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    Burls

    by Basaic Written Oct 25, 2011

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    Burl

    Notice the bulge on the trunk of this Sitka Spruce tree. That is called a burl. It is damage caused by either insects or a virus early in the life of this tree.

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    Ferns and Mosses

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    The high rainfall here provides the perfect environment for a very wide variety of mosses and other fungi to grow on these trees.

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    Hoh River

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    The road into Hoh Rain Forest parallels the Hoh River. There are several places along the way to park your car and walk down short trails to get a better look at the river.

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    Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort

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    Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort is open seasonally and offers a variety of services including hot mineral pools, swimming, food service lodging and RV Hookups all in a beautiful wooded setting.

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    Lake Aldwell

    by Basaic Written Oct 24, 2011

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    Lake Aldwell is another popular lake in the area. It is set in a beautiful little pocket between the mountains just off US Highway 101. There is a nice viewpoint just east of the lake.

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    Carrie Glacier

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    Carrie Glacier

    There are many glaciers inside Olympic National Park. The easiest one to see is the Carrie Glacier which is the closest to the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center.

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    Strait of Juan de Fuca

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    Strait of Juan de Fuca

    Many of the products shipped to the western coast of the United State come through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The strait is also crossed by ferries going between the US and Canada.

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    Have a Picnic

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    There are several places throughout the park with picnic areas. Take advantage of these so you can eat in a beautiful setting and enjoy the outdoors.

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    Roosevelt Elk

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    Another animal you may be lucky enough to see is the Roosevelt Elk. Remember these animals are wild and can be dangerous. Do not feed or approach them.

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    Black Tailed Deer

    by Basaic Written Oct 24, 2011

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    Wildlife abounds in this park including black-tailed deer. You can see these animals in several parts of the park.

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    Visitors Center Museum Displays

    by Basaic Written Oct 24, 2011

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    Visitors Center Museum Displays
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    There was a nice little museum/set of displays in the visitors center to introduce you to the area, its geology and the animals and people who have called the area home.

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    Hoh Rain Forest: The Fungus Among Us

    by goodfish Written Mar 15, 2010

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    Rotting wood and humidity can grow some pretty funky stuff. It adds some color to the landscape and the kids will love it.

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    Hurricane Ridge- Mount Angeles UNDER CONSTRUCTION

    by goingsolo Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    When heading along the Hurricane Ridge road, you'll see the pull out for the Mount Angeles Trail. This is pretty steep and may require some scrambling.

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    Salmon Cascade.....no jumping fish this time

    by lucythedog Written Sep 29, 2003

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    I dont see no jumpin fish

    The roads thru Oly Nat'l Pak are awesome and one of the little stops on the way to Sol Duc hot Springs is Salmon Cascade...supposedly jumping salmon in Sept. either way its beautiful

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    Olympic Coast National Maritime Sanctuary

    by yooperprof Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Seals and salt water crabs are found along the coastline, and often whales can be seen (and heard) in the coastal waters as well.

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