Olympic National Park

Fall In The National Parks: A Perfect Season For Catching The Wild Side Of The Park System

Wonderment and joy unfold in the national parks come fall when the wild kingdom becomes more visible, literally voicing the call of the wild in parks such as Great Smoky Mountains or Rocky Mountain or winging overhead in any number of parks.

"Recreational" Bike Ride To Close Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge Road

Olympic National Park officials have approved a "recreational" bike ride that could attract 700 cyclists and temporarily close the Hurricane Ridge Road for seven hours on August 4.

Climber's Fall, Heart Attack Kill Two Olympic National Park Visitors

Two visitors to Olympic National Park died Saturday, one killed by a fall while climbing, the other by an apparent heart attack, according to park officials.

Olympic National Park's 75th Birthday To Be Celebrated Saturday

A celebration will be held Saturday to mark Olympic National Park's 75th birthday, with cake and lavender ice tea available for all comers.

Former Park Superintendent Elected To Lead Friends Of Olympic National Park

A former superintendent of Olympic National Park has been elected president of the Friends of Olympic National Park.

Olympic National Park Quarter Collection

$5.95

Olympic National Park Quarter Collection

Olympic National Park protects snow-capped mountains at dizzying altitudes, acres of rain forests, and miles of sandy Pacific shoreline; it is a national park of “Olympic” proportions. On the reverse of the 2011 quarter, a Roosevelt elk dips its forelegs in the Hoh River as it winds its way from Mount Olympus, pictured in the background. Also printed on the edges of the coin are the words OLYMPIC, WASHINGTON, 2011, and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Many of the nation's collectors and American history enthusiasts seek the added value of a pristine uncirculated quarter from each mint. As circulated quarters continue to be difficult to find, these collections will become a premium item. Our collections feature both a P and D minted quarter affixed to a 5"x5" trifold card packed with interesting information, fascinating history and vibrant images. These collections make the entire series fit seamlessly together creating a comprehensive and valuable treasure for families and collectors alike.

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Olympic National Park Coin & Stamp Set

$12.95

Olympic National Park Coin & Stamp Set

This brilliant item showcases an uncirculated 2010 National Parks Quarter along with the vintage unused postage stamp featuring Olympic National Park. The colorful insert highlights this beautiful park and includes interesting facts and other educational features. The 4 x 6 hard acrylic case secures and protects the coin and postage stamp. The Olympic National Park Quarter is part of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program TM, and is the eight quarter in the series. The park was established in 1893 and the quarter design proudly displays a Roosevelt elk dipping its forelegs in the Hoh River as it winds its way from Mount Olympus. Actual stamp may vary based on availability.

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Olympic National Park Releases 2013-14 Fishing Regs

Olympic National Park has released its sport fishing regulations for 2013-2014 and announced the closure of recreational fishing in the Hoh River watershed effective immediately.

NPS Issues Prospectus For Olympic National Park’s Log Cabin Resort

The National Park Service recently solicited proposals for the operation of Log Cabin Resort in Olympic National Park. The contract includes management of the lodge and cabins, food service for a dining room and soda fountain, retail services, boat rentals, and operation of a campground for RVs and tents.

Marmot Monitors Needed For Olympic National Park

Got a hankering for monitoring marmots? Call Olympic National Park.

Learning About Whales Getting A Little Easier At Olympic National Park

Knowing where to look for whales, and how to identify the whales you see, is getting easier at Olympic National Park thanks to The Whale Trail, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the park staff.

Parks Beyond Borders: Icelandic National Park Rangers and Partners Train in United States; Wales' Brecon Beacons Gets Dark Sky Designation

Icelandic park rangers and partners just finished a two-week visit to the United States, learning about American-style national park management, development and conservation at national parks in Washington and Oregon.

Removal Of Wayward Japanese Dock From Olympic National Park Coast To Cost More Than $600,000

Remember that Japanese dock, cast adrift by a tsunami back in 2011, that came ashore at Olympic National Park? It's going to cost more than $600,000 to remove it.

Olympic National Park Invites Public To Discuss Wilderness Stewardship Plan

Mention wilderness stewardship involving Olympic National Park, and people listen. That's why the park has rescheduled a public meeting to discuss its Wilderness Stewardship Plan -- so it can accommodate a larger crowd than expected.

Birding In The National Parks: In The Wake Of The Christmas Bird Count

Did anyone partake in a Christmas Bird Count in or around our national parks? Preliminary reports from the field indicate some robust species counts.

112th Congress Took Backward Steps When It Came To Designating Wilderness In National Park System

Not only did the 112th Congress fail to pass any legislation creating additional wilderness in the National Park System, but it turns out the body actually cut some official wilderness out of the system.

National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part II

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In this, the second of our two-part series, the Traveler looks at why some properties are not as well-maintained as you might expect.

National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part I

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In a two-part series, the Traveler looks at the highs and lows of upkeep in the National Park System.
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Dock Thought To Be From Japan Lands On Shores Of Olympic National Park

A section of a dock thought to have drifted from Japan following the March 2011 tsunami has come ashore along the coast of Olympic National Park, and officials are working on a plan to remove it.

List Of Candidate Species Under Consideration For Endangered Species Act Protection Include At Least 12 From National Parks

In its annual list of species considered to be candidates for Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cited at least 12 species that either can be found, or were found, in the National Park System.

Winter Regulations In Effect At Olympic National Park

Winter access rules are in place for Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, where plowing operations are scheduled for three days a week.

Roosevelt Fireplace Cabins In Olympic National Park Open Winter Weekends

Having a cabin with a roaring fire to return to after a long day in a national park is a great way to top off the day. And in Olympic National Park, you'll be able to do that weekends this winter if you can reserve one of the Roosevelt Cabins at Lake Crescent.

Olympic National Park Officials Say It's Too Expensive To Keep Hurricane Ridge Open Daily In Winter

In a move not popular with locals, Olympic National Park officials have decided they cannot afford to maintain daily access to Hurricane Ridge during the winter months.

Rock Slide Forces A 50-Mile Detour At Olympic National Park

A rock slide on Highway 101 near Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park is forcing visitors to take a roughly 50-mile detour while crews clean up the rubble and stablize the cliffside.

Search For Missing Hiker In Olympic National Park Has Happy Ending

A 32-year-old Washington man missing in the backcountry of Olympic National Park since Sunday injured an ankle, but otherwise was OK when searchers found him.

Search Launched For Overdue Hiker In Olympic National Park

A search was under way in Olympic National Park on Wednesday for a backpacker who failed to return from a three-day hike.

Mount Rainier, North Cascades, And Olympic National Parks Share $300,000 In Grants

More than a quarter-million-dollars worth of grants have been distributed to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks from Washington's National Park Fund, which has contributed more than $1.4 million to the parks during the past five years.

Reader Participation Day: Which National Park Destination Would You Prefer This Fall?

Tell us, Travelers, where would you prefer to spend your fall vacation in the National Park System?

King Salmon Spotted Migrating Back Into Olympic National Park

The kings are back. Less than five months after the Elwha Dam was taken down, king salmon have been spotted migrating back up the Elwha River and into Olympic National Park.
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