Olympic National Park

By Erick Ramirez and Favian Garcia Jr.


Olympic National Park is a place of tremendous natural diversity and breathtaking beauty with over 922,651 acres of preserved wilderness.

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History of the park

The Olympic National Forest was established as Olympic Forest Reserve in 1897 and the name was changed to Olympic National Forest in 1907. Mt. Olympus National Monument, established 1909 (approx. 610,560 acres), was reduced to half its original size in 1915. Olympic National Park was created in 1938 (922,651 acres as of 2001). The last boundary adjustment with the Olympic National Park was in 1987.
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How the park was formed.

These mountains have arisen from the sea. For eons, wind and rain washed sediments from the land into the ocean. Over time these sediments were compressed into shale and sandstone. Meanwhile, vents and fissures opened under the water and lava flowed forth, creating huge underwater mountains and ranges called seamounts. The plate(s) that formed the ocean floor inched toward North America about 35 million years ago and most of the sea floor went beneath the continental land mass. Some of the sea floor, however, was scraped off and jammed against the mainland, creating the dome that was the forerunner of today's Olympics.Surrounded on three sides by water and still crowned by alpine glaciers, the Olympics retain the distinctive character that developed from their isolation. Several plants and animals are unique to the Olympics--examples of how genetic diversification occurs when geographical isolation exists. The most striking example is the Olympic marmot, with its distinct chromosonal and behavioral patterns. Others included Flett's violet, Piper's bellflower, Olympic Mountain synthyris, Olympic chipmunk, Olympic snow mole, and Beardslee and Cresceti trout, as well as others.

Types of trees, flowers,grasses, forest, etc.

There are four basic types of forests on the Olympic peninsula:

  1. temperate rain forest
  2. lowland
  3. montane, and
  4. subalpine


There are not true plants, many types of fungi and lichens also grow in these habitats.
Alaska Cedar, Engelmann, Spruce.

Animal Life

Olympic National Park and its surroundings are home to a wide variety of wildlife.

Just offshore, whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals, and sea otters feed in the Pacific Ocean. Invertebrates of countless shapes, sizes, colors and textures inhabit the tide pools.

Map of the park

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Travel Itinerary

Entry fees of the park: Car= $20. People= $7 per each person. (2 People)

Living/Sleeping: Dosewallips Campground
Reservations: First-come, First-served. CAR NOT ACCESSIBLE

Fees: No fee.

Bring our own food.




Day 1:Rain Forest Tour and Eat Lunches (We packed) Then go back to the Campground

Day 2: Shopping (Souvenirs) then go back to campground

Day 3: Massage Services At Sol Duc Resort then leave back to Texas