Washington — National Park Explorers

Category: Washington

  • Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

    Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

    On the clear morning of May 18, 1980, the active stratovolcano Mt. St. Helens erupted in a violent fury that became the deadliest and most […]

     
  • Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    Gifford Pinchot National Forest

    Gifford Pinchot National Forest covers 1.32 million acres along the western slopes of the Cascade Range in Washington state.  It borders Mt. Rainier National Park […]

     
  • Mt. Rainier National Park

    Mt. Rainier National Park

    Mt. Rainier is a 14,410-foot active stratovolcano just 54 miles southeast of Seattle in the state of Washington.  The 236,381-acre national park encompasses all of […]

     
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  • Olympic National Park – Rainforest

    Olympic National Park – Rainforest

    The western side of Olympic National Park is dominated by a temperate rainforest.  There are two rainforests: Quinault to the south, and Hoh to the […]

     
  • Olympic National Park – Coast

    Olympic National Park – Coast

    Completely separate from the main Olympic National Park is a strip of national park along the Pacific Ocean coast.  This section of the park is […]

     
  • Olympic National Park – Mountains

    Olympic National Park – Mountains

    Olympic National Park is the crown jewel of Washington.  The park protects 922,650 acres on the Olympic peninsula in the northwest corner of the state.  […]

     
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  • Salt Creek Recreation Area

    Salt Creek Recreation Area

    Salt Creek Recreation Area is a 196-acre park on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  It’s a favorite spot for stand-up paddle surfing, an emerging […]

     
  • Port Angeles

    Port Angeles

    Port Angeles is a small town on the northern side of the Olympic Peninsula and on the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  […]

     
  • Miller Peninsula State Park

    Miller Peninsula State Park

    The 3,000-acre Miller Peninsula is not yet an official Washington state park.  In 2005, the State Park commission started a 6-year project to create a […]

     
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  • Olympic National Forest

    Olympic National Forest

    Olympic National Forest protects 628,115 acres in Washington and almost completely surrounds Olympic National Park and the Olympic Mountains.  One of the forest’s main features […]

     
  • Seattle

    Seattle

    Seattle is a major coastal seaport in the state of Washington.  With a population of about 610,000 in the city and 3.4 million in the […]

     
  • Dash Point State Park

    Dash Point State Park

    Dash Point State Park is a relatively small 398-acre park on the Puget Sound just south of Seattle.  We camped here for two nights and […]

     
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