Olympic National Park Facts
"... all things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man ... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. "
Chief Seattle, Duwamish
Olympic National Park is part of the pantheon of great U.S. national parks. It encompasses several northwest environments at their wildest and most pristine: rainforest, coastline, mountain lakes, alpine peaks.
Olympic is home to many record-breaking trees -- among them are two Douglas firs that tower 20 stories above the forest floor.
Parts of Olympic's rain forest gets 12 to 14 feet of rain every year.
The temperate rain forest of Olympic National Forest has more living biomass than any other place on earth more than 500 tons per acre.
266 glaciers necklace the peaks of the Olympic mountains.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication