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Olympic National Park, WA

General InformationThough the park is open all year, parts of the high country are usually closed by snow from early fall until July. The streams of the Olympic Mountains offer fine fishing; salmon fishing is excellent in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the ocean. No license is required for fishing within the park boundaries, but steelhead trout and salmon punch cards are required in season; check with the visitor center regarding park fishing regulations. Sol Duc Hot Springs is in the Sol Duc Valley, 12 miles southeast of US 101.

A number of self-guiding nature trails have been developed throughout the park. Rangers/naturalists give interpretive talks late June through Labor Day; check with the visitor centers for schedules. Visitor centers are open all year at Port Angeles and the Hoh Rain Forest. The Kalaloch center is open daily late May-late September. The Storm King (Lake Crescent) ranger station is open mid-June to mid-September; phone for schedule. The Hurricane Ridge Center is open daily, mid-June to mid-September, and also the rest of the year when Hurricane Ridge Road is open. Road conditions prohibit the passage of trailers in some areas of the park.

ADMISSIONADMISSION is $30 per vehicle, good for up to 7 consecutive days anywhere in the park. An entrance fee of $25 is charged for those arriving on motorcycle and $15 for those on foot or bicycle. An Olympic Park Annual Pass costs $55. Camping fees range $15-$22. A permit fee of $8 per person per night is charged to camp overnight in the park's back-country wilderness; an annual wilderness pass is $45 per person.

PETSPETS are permitted in developed areas only. Pets must be leashed and may not be left unattended or tied to a stationary object. Leashed pets are permitted only during daylight hours on beaches from Rialto Beach north to Ellen Creek and the beaches between the Hoh and Quinault Indian reservations.

ADDRESSADDRESS inquiries to the Park Superintendent's Office, Olympic National Park, 600 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362; phone (360) 565-3130, or (360) 565-3131 for recorded road and weather information.

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Olympic National Park, WA

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