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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Wilderness lovers revel in retreating to the wild Pacific Coast with its glacier-capped mountains, magnificent stands of ancient forest, fascinating biological diversity, and wild Pacific coastline. About 95 percent of the park has been designated a wilderness area, which protects a unique ecosystem on the Olympic Peninsula that encompasses eight kinds of plants and 15 species of animals occurring nowhere else on earth. The park contains three major ecosystems and almost a million acres, so visitors are spoilt for choice. Fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, horse-back riding, mountain bike riding, and many more activities are all available at the park (although you will have to bring your own equipment to carry out these activities). Fishing is particularly popular, given that there are 3,000 miles of rivers and stream throughout the park, filled with many species of fish and shellfish. All visitors keen to fish should take care to pick up a booklet of the fishing reg
Website: www.nps.gov/olym
Telephone: (360) 565 3130
Transportation: Ferry from the city, or Olympic Bus Lines and Tours services Port Angeles (main visitor centre) from downtown Seattle
Opening Time: Open daily, 24-hours a day. Some roads may be closed during winter. Visitor centre hours vary throughout the year.
Admission: $15 per vehicle; $5 per individual hiker, cyclist or motorcyclist. Valid for seven days

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