Washington State is home to many breathtaking national parks sure to take your breath away. From the majestic Mt Rainer National Park, which is over 235,000 acres of snow-capped peaks and glacial valleys, to Lake Chelan National Recreation Area which has over 50 miles of lakes surrounded by beautiful pine forests – there are plenty of opportunities to get outdoors in Washington!
So from dramatic mountain ranges to tranquil islands surrounded by plenty of adventure opportunities in between – make time for at least one national park during your stay here in Washington State; we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park in Washington is a stunning area of lush rainforests, rugged shorelines, and impressive alpine summits. Stretching across 900,000 acres of land and water, visitors to the park can enjoy activities such as climbing the highest peak – Mount Olympus (7,965 ft.) – or take a scenic drive along Hurricane Ridge Road for spectacular views. Other activities include fishing in Lake Crescent, exploring 48 miles of rocky shoreline, or joining ranger-led programs to learn about local wildlife.
Mount Rainier National Park
With its snow-covered peaks and glaciers, visitors to the park can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking along miles of trails that provide amazing views of the mountain and its glacial lakes. Or take a scenic drive along one of the area’s many roads for unforgettable panoramas. Anglers can try their luck with trout and salmon fishing in various hotspots; while horseback riders have four designated routes to explore. Don’t miss this incredible outdoor paradise – plan your visit to Mount Rainier National Park today!
North Cascades National Park
North Cascades National Park in Washington State is a paradise for outdoor lovers. Enjoy jaw-dropping views, an abundance of wildlife, and miles of trails to explore for camping and mountaineering. Tackle one of the over 300 glacier-covered mountains—including Cascade Pass for spectacular vistas! Plus, paddle down pristine glacial lakes or go whitewater rafting down rushing rapids. Fly fishing in freshwater streams will give you a thrilling experience as well! Come to North Cascades this season to relish its wondrous beauty.