About Olympic Mountains
At the heart of the Olympic Penninsula, the Olympic Mountains rise to peaks as high as 7,980 feet above sea level. Drenched on the western slopes by 140 inches of rain annually, thick forests and undergrowth thrive. Lakes and creeks flow through steep-walled canyons and glaciers perch between the high peaks.
Covering 922,651 acres and with no roads crossing the park, a great wilderness area lies at the heart of the park. Numerous roads lead into the park from each side and trails provide access to the vast interior.
The park was created on June 29, 1938, and is visited by 3,001,820 people in 2003.