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Have you been longing for the windswept coasts and dark green rain forests of the Pacific Northwest? Well, you’re in luck. Just 60 miles from Seattle on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula lies your dream vacation destination!  Olympic National Park sits on over 922,000 acres of pristine Pacific Northwest wilderness.  
- FUN FACTS –
*The Olympic Mountains on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula were first made into a national monument in 1909. Although, it wasn’t until June of 1938 that the area was officially named Olympic National Park.
*The park includes an amazing 73 miles of breathtaking wilderness coastline.
*The Olympic Mountains highest peak reaches 7,979 feet. Given all this, it’s no surprise that the park brings in over 3.2 million visitors per year.  
What is the best time to visit the Park?
Winter: Despite the below-freezing temperatures, try a snowshoe hike through a beautiful frosty mountain trail.
Spring: Spend a day hiking the beautiful trails in the Hoh Rainforest.
Summer: The park is stunning through the summer where temperatures average around 20 degrees during the day. 
Autumn: This time of the year is perhaps the most picturesque season in the park. The coast is wind-swept, the trees are changing, and snow is starting to fall in the Olympic Mountains.  
Where to Stay?
Sol Doc Hot Springs -
Known for its mineral hot springs and its location to a few restaurants if you prefer to eat out.
Kalaloch Campground -
Set above miles of protected beach with endless options for recreation.
Log Cabin Resort RV Park -
Great location for fishing or any water-based activities such as kayaking as located right on Lake Crescent.
Things to Do
Go Kayaking -
The park has some great spots up to class V rapids for the adventurous.
Go backpacking -
The Hoh Rainforest is one of the most amazing backpacking spots on the planet.
Take a hike - Two great options include Spruce Railroad Trail or Rialto Beach.
To see where you could include Olympic National Park as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with 31 suggested itineraries here including our Northwest USA itinerary.
For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator.                                                                                                     

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 30/06/2020

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