The 25 Coolest National Parks in America

Olympic

Closest City: Port Angeles, WA
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Website: nps.gov/olym/index.htm
Coolest Feature: Backpacking along the beach.

Olympic National Park has such distinct areas that it is naturally broken up into four parts: The Pacific coastline, the alpine areas leading to Mount Olympus, the temperate rainforest to the west, and the drier forests to the east. There's certainly a lot of water here, whether in the many tide pools of the coast or the Hoh and Quinault Rainforests (the wettest area in the continental United States) which make it wonderful in the Spring and Summer months.

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