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Established as a National Park in 1938, Olympic National Park is a vast and diverse natural area located in the state of Washington, known for its rugged coastline, lush rainforests, and snow-capped peaks. The park covers an area of over 922,000 acres and it is a designated wilderness area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an International Biosphere Reserve. The park's unique blend of ecosystems, and its diverse array of plant and animal life make it a place of natural wonder and beauty.

One of the most popular areas in the park is the coastline, which stretches for 73 miles and is characterized by rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, and tide pools teeming with marine life. Visitors can explore popular coastal locations such as Rialto Beach, Second Beach, and Ruby Beach, which offer beautiful scenery and great hiking opportunities. The coastal section of the park is also home to the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the largest temperate rainforests in the United States. The forest is known for its lush vegetation, towering trees, and its unique ecosystem that supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. Visitors can hike the Hoh River Trail to experience the forest's natural beauty.

Olympic National Park's mountainous interior is another popular destination for visitors. The Olympic Mountains, the centerpiece of the park, are known for their snow-capped peaks and alpine meadows. The park's high country is home to several glaciers, including the Blue Glacier, which is the largest glacier in the contiguous United States. Visitors can explore popular high country locations such as Hurricane Ridge and the Sol Duc Hot Springs, which offer stunning views of the mountains and great opportunities for hiking and backpacking.

The diverse ecosystems and unique blend of plant and animal life make it a haven for nature enthusiasts. The park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species, including the Olympic marmot, the Roosevelt elk, and the spotted owl. Visitors can explore popular wildlife watching locations such as the Elwha Valley, where they can spot elk and black bears, and the Quinault Rainforest, where they can see the Roosevelt elk.

For adventure seekers, the park offers various activities such as kayaking and rafting in the Sol Duc and Elwha Rivers, fishing in the many lakes and rivers within the park, and skiing and snowboarding at Hurricane Ridge during the winter months.

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