Olympic National Park By: Jose

Location and Information

Port Angeles, Washington State

Founder

  • U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt originally created Mount Olympus National Monument

History

Eight contemporary tribes of the Olympic Peninsula have lived there the Hoh, Ozette, Makah, Quinault, Quileute, Queets, Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown S'Klallam.

In 1880 John Muir, James Wickersham, and Lieutenant Joseph O'Neil led the first well documented exploration of the peninsula's interior.

In 1897 the park received its first national designation, as Olympic Forest Reserve By President Grover Cleveland .

Funding source & Visiting

The Olympic National Park receives only approximately 60% of the funds it needs to adequately serve visitors.

Visiting

It is the 7th most visited park with a total number of about 2,824,908 visitors.

Description

The Olympic Mountains have montane forests, rocky alpine slopes, and glacier crapped summits. Rivers that connect to the seas.

Park size

It's about 1,442miles

Climate

It has a marine climate with pleasant summers and mild ,wet winters.summers are usually between 65 and 75 degrees F. Winters are mild, temperatures as low as 30's and 40's.

Land Forms

The park has many land forms that include Mountains, Forests, and Coastal.

Wildlife

Massive elk, mountain goats, black bears, fish and gray whales.

Vegetation

Plants, massive conifers, pink Douglasia

Credits:

Created with images by rarvesen - "Olympic National Park, Washington" • rarvesen - "Olympic National Park, Washington" • Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "Map of the state of Washington" • MiguelVieira - "Olympic National Park Cape Alava Trail" • scostello22 - "Marymere Falls, Olympic National Park" • skeeze - "sunset mountain landscape"

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