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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park covers a large wilderness area with different habitats, from craggy rock beaches to temperate mossy rain forests, glacier-covered mountains (snow on them year round) and groves of old-growth trees, some up to 1,000 years old. There’s plenty of hikes for kids in the park, and keep your eyes peeled for elk, deer, bald eagles, Olympic marmots, and fluffy white mountain goats.
Tip: Olympic National Park is quite spread out, so allow plenty of time to visit different areas when planning your visit.
Olympic National Park Photo Album
    Olympic National Park Visitor Center
    Hurricane Ridge
    Lake Crescent
    Sol Duc Valley
    Hoh Rain Forest
    Ruby Beach & Kalaloch
    Tips Olympic National Park with kids
kids books olympic national park

Find out about Olympic National Park – mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers, rain forests, wildlife (Roosevelt elk, marmots, bald eagles, sea otters, whales), Native Americans and explorers, conservation and protecting the park. (Easy reader)


Who Pooped in the Park?
Gary D. Robson, Robert Rath

Follow the tracks and scat (poop) of animals that live in Olympic National Park – elk, mule deer, coyotes, brown bats, short-tailed weasels, spotted owls, raccoons, and black bears. (Picture book)


Who Pooped in the Park
Olympic National Park
Audra Wallace

Explore Olympic NP with Ranger Red Fox – mossy rain forests, mighty mountains, miles of seashore, wonderful wildlife, mini-field guide, leaf tracker, map. Fun for younger kids. (Picture book)


Salmon Creek
Annette LeBox, Karen Reczuch

On the Sol Duc River, every year coho salmon return to spawn. Beautifully illustrated story of a coho salmon egg that hatches in fall, swims down river to the ocean in the spring, and returns to the creek to lay her own eggs. (Picture book)


Salmon Creek - kids books British Columbia
Sea Otters
Laura Marsh

Fun facts about sea otters – a tail to steer through the water, thick fur to keep warm, hind legs to swim and dive, cleaning for hours every day to stay clean, pouches to hold their food. (Easy reader)



Guide to 31 easy hikes in Olympic National Park, ideal for families (most are less than 4 miles round trip). Maps, trail descriptions, trail difficulty, and what you'll see along the way. (Guidebook)


Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park
pacific northwest beachcomber  

Exploring Pacific coast beaches of Olympic National Park, this waterproof fold-out guide is useful to identify shellfish, plants, marine mammals, shorebirds, coastal habitats. (Guide)


More children's books on other Olympic Peninsula pages
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