PORT ANGELES, Wash.– Located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park is known for having one of the most diverse climates in the world. Spanning nearly one million acres, Olympic is home to vast ecosystems, and natural and cultural history. Lush landscapes abound as water trickles down glacier-capped peaks in the forests, while waves crash against the rich shoreline of the wild and rugged coastal beaches.
From April 18 to 26, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation team up to present National Park Week – the presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage. Every national park in the country will waive entrance fees on opening weekend (April 18 & 19) so that explorers, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts and nature-lovers everywhere may take advantage of our nation’s incredible national parks system! National Park Week invites people to share their favorite national park experiences with photos, videos and tips here.
With spring in full swing, now is the perfect time to visit Olympic National Park, complete with a couple special highlights along the way:
April 18th – National Junior Ranger Day invites youth to explore, learn, protect and be sworn in as junior rangers!
April 25th – Washington Coast Cleanup invites volunteers to lend a hand in cleaning and maintaining the beautiful park we all love! Join Washington CoastSavers in an effort to clean one of over fifty beaches along the coast and into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.