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Stehekin, North Cascades National Park

National Parks in Washington

Washington is home to three national parks: Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier. Each park has its own distinct beauty and opportunities for visitors.

Located on the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park is the largest state park and is home to old-growth temperate rain forests. Southeast of Seattle you’ll find Mount Rainier National Park, famous for its iconic volcano and wildflower meadows. Up north, North Cascades National Park is a quieter, less-traveled park boasting rugged mountain peaks and endless waterfalls.

Whether you want to hike through alpine meadows, pitch a tent in the backcountry, watch for wildlife, or dip your toes in the ocean, you can do all that and more in Washington’s diverse national parks. Select a park below to learn more.

North Cascades National Park

Explore jagged peaks, abundant glaciers, and cascading waterfalls

Two people standing on a wooden bridge in the middle of a lush green forest

Olympic National Park

Discover diverse ecosystems, temperate rain forests, and wild coastline

Photo of Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park

Experience alpine meadows, stunning vistas, and Washington’s highest peak