Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

geographical name


area of varied landscapes NW Washington including part of Olympic Mountains & land along Pacific coast

Olympic National Park

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

National park, northwestern Washington, U.S. Established in 1938 to preserve the Olympic Mountains and their forests and wildlife, it covers 1,442 sq mi (3,735 sq km); it includes a strip of Pacific Northwest shoreline geographically separated from the rest of the park. There are more than 60 glaciers in the park. The western part includes rainforests; the eastern slopes feature lakes; and the ocean shore section contains scenic beaches and three Indian reservations.


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