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Olympic Peninsula Washington

Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is wonderful area for truly memorable vacation. It offers miles of unique shorelines, alpine meadows crowned with glaciers, dense rain forest valleys and almost a million acres of Olympic National Park to enjoy along with Olympic National Forest and dozens of other attractions  along with many other state, county and city parks.

The Olympic Peninsula is home to some of the only temperate rain forests in the world, including the Hoh, Queets, and Quinault. Rain forest vegetation is concentrated primarily in the western part of the peninsula, as the interior mountains create a rain shadow effect in areas to the east, resulting in a much drier climate in those locales.

At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S. Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow.

In 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. The Olympic Wilderness is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Did You Know?
Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.

Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.

Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.



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