National Parks Around Auburn

Ebey's Landing

National Historical Reserve

This stunning landscape at the gateway to Puget Sound, with its rich farmland and promising seaport, lured the earliest American pioneers north of the Columbia River to Ebey’s Landing. Today Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve preserves the historical, agricultural and cultural traditions of both native and Euro-American – while offering spectacular opportunities for recreation.

View from the Bluff Overlook

Weather

Fall and Winter often bring blustery and rainy weather, and while winter storm watching might be fun from the many beaches within the Reserve, it's important to watch for high waves and logs coming ashore. Always dress appropriately for the weather, which can change suddenly from warm to chilly very quickly.

Driving Directions

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve is on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound. The island is easily accessible from the mainland by vehicle via Washington State Route 20 from Burlington and aboard the Washington State Ferries from either Mukilteo or Port Townsend. More directions to Ebey's Landing.

Operating Hours

The Reserve is over 80% privately owned, contains three Washington State Parks, and the historic town of Coupeville. There are no hours or fees for visiting the Reserve, but individual business and parks within the Reserve set their own hours.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Fort Ebey State Park: The 3 state parks (Fort Ebey, Fort Casey, and Ebey's Landing - all located within the Reserve boundaries) require the Washington State Park Discover Pass. Cost: $10

General Entrance: Ebey's Reserve is open to the public year-round with no admittance fee.

Fort Casey State Park: The 3 state parks (Fort Ebey, Fort Casey, and Ebey's Landing - all located within the Reserve boundaries) require the Washington State Park Discover Pass. Cost: $10

Ebey's Landing State Park: The 3 state parks (Fort Ebey, Fort Casey, and Ebey's Landing - all located within the Reserve boundaries) require the Washington State Park Discover Pass. Cost: $10

Contact

Mailing Address:
PO Box 774
Coupeville, WA 98239

Physical Address:
162 Cemetery Road
Coupeville, WA 98239

Phone Number: 3606786084

Fort Vancouver

National Historic Site

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Located on the north bank of the Columbia River, in sight of snowy mountain peaks and a vibrant urban landscape, this park has a rich cultural past. From a frontier fur trading post, to a powerful military legacy, the magic of flight, and the origin of the American Pacific Northwest, history is shared at four unique sites. Discover stories of transition, settlement, conflict, and community.

Fort Vancouver Garden

Weather

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is located in a mild, temperate climate. However, in the case of severe weather, park alerts posted on the park's website will provide information about emergency closures.

Driving Directions

From I-5, take the Mill Plain Boulevard exit (Exit 1-C) and head east. Turn south onto Fort Vancouver Way. At the traffic circle, go east on Evergreen Boulevard and follow signs to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. From I-205, go west on Highway 14 about six miles, then take I-5 north. From I-5, take the Mill Plain Boulevard exit (Exit 1-C) and head east. At the traffic circle, go east on Evergreen Boulevard and follow signs to the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center. More directions to Fort Vancouver.

Operating Hours

Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, the reconstructed Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum, located in Vancouver, Washington. All park facilities are closed on major holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Entrance Fees

Reconstructed Fort Vancouver Entrance Fee - Per Adult: Visitors ages 16 and up. Fee applies to one individual. Receipt allows re-entry for seven days, Cost: $5

Reconstructed Fort Vancouver Entrance Fee - Per Child: Visitors ages 15 and under.

Pearson Air Museum Entrance Fee - Per Person: Free during open hours.

McLoughlin House Entrance Fee - Per Person: Free during open hours.

Fort Vancouver Visitor Center Entrance Fee - Per Person: Free during open hours.

Contact

Physical Address:
1501 E Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661

Mailing Address:
612 E Reserve St
Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone Number: 3608166230

Ice Age Floods

National Geologic Trail

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"At the end of the last Ice Age, some 12,000 to 17,000 years ago, a series of cataclysmic floods occurred in what is now the northwest region of the United States, leaving a lasting mark of dramatic and distinguishing features on the landscape of parts of the States of Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon." Public Law 111-11, March 30, 2009

Dry Lake lake bed and falls blanked with snow.

Weather

Because the National Geologic Trail is a collection of sites, the weather patterns will vary from site to site. Please check the weather for your local region, or the region you'll be visiting, through their respective sites.

Driving Directions

From Spokane Take I-90 West At Exit 277, merge onto US-2 toward Davenport/Fairchild AFB/Spokane Airport Just past Wilbur, turn right onto WA-21 Stay left onto Highway 174 Turn right onto WA-155 Stay on WA-155 past Grand Coulee Dam and into the town of Coulee Dam Cross the Columbia River and continue on WA-155 Turn right onto Crest Drive and follow up the hill. The HQ Office is located on the left More directions to Ice Age Floods.

Operating Hours

Because the Geologic Trail it is a collection of sites, not under management of a single organization, the hours of operation and season will vary from site to site. Please check each respective site for more details and information.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail: Because the Geologic Trail it is a collection of sites, not under management of a single organization, the hours of operation and season will vary from site to site. Please check each respective site for more details and information.

Contact

Physical Address:
1008 Crest Drive
Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Mailing Address:
Superintendent
Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Phone Number: (509) 754-7800

Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

National Historical Park

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The Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in this event. The headlines of a Seattle newspaper on July 17, 1897, Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! ignited dreams of easy riches in the minds of thousands as word of a rich gold strike in northwestern Canada. A dream that would prove all but dream.

display of old newspapers

Weather

Warm dry summers from mid-July through mid-Sept, all the rest of the year, mainly rainy and cool.

Driving Directions

The Seattle unit of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story of the stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattle's crucial role in this event. The Visitor Center is located on the Northwest corner of 2nd Ave South and South Jackson Street in the former Cadillac Hotel. The Pioneer Square neighborhood is serviced by several public transportation options. More directions to Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit.

Operating Hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Visitor Center opens one hour earlier at 9:00 am. The park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1.

Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

free: Fee free park

Contact

Mailing Address:
319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104

Physical Address:
319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone Number: 2062204240

Lake Chelan

National Recreation Area

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Lake Roosevelt

National Recreation Area

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In 1941 the Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River as part of the Columbia River Basin project, creating a 130-mile long lake. Named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area provides opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, canoeing, hunting and visiting historic Fort Spokane and St. Paul's Mission.

Looking down Lake Roosevelt with clear skies and treed shorelines.

Weather

Lake Roosevelt is generally a cool or cold place from fall through spring with overcast skies. In the summer, the skies clear and present warm to hot days.

Driving Directions

From Spokane Take I-90 West At Exit 277, merge onto US-2 toward Davenport/Fairchild AFB/Spokane Airport Just past Wilbur, turn right onto WA-21 Stay left onto Highway 174 Turn right onto WA-155 Stay on WA-155 past Grand Coulee Dam and into the town of Coulee Dam Cross the Columbia River and continue on WA-155 Turn right onto Crest Drive and follow up the hill. The Headquarters Office is located on the left More directions to Lake Roosevelt.

Operating Hours

The park is open 24 hours per day, unless otherwise designated (i.e. Day Use Areas, etc.)

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Boat Launch Week Permit: A week long boat long pass is valid for seven, consecutive days. Cost: $8

Boat Launch Annual Pass: The annual boat launch permit is good from the time of purchase through the calendar year. Cost: $45

In-Season Camping Fee: The In-Season Camping Fee is current from May 1st - September 30th. Cost: $18

Off-Season Camping Fee: The Off-Season Camping Fee is from October 1st - April 30th. Cost: $9

Contact

Physical Address:
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Mailing Address:
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Phone Number: 5097547800

Lewis & Clark

National Historic Trail

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Between May 1804 and September 1806, 31 men, one woman, and a baby traveled from the plains of the Midwest to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, they opened a window into the west for the young United States.

MWRO office building with arrowhead logo.

Weather

In winter, watch for ice on trails and sidewalks. In summer, make sure to drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen on hot days. Keep in mind the Trail covers 11 states, use www.weather.gov to look up the specific area you plan to visit.

Driving Directions

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center is located inside the National Park Service Mid-West Regional Office. We are right on the Missouri River next to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Omaha, NE. More directions to Lewis & Clark.

Operating Hours

During the summer the visitor center is open every day including holidays. May 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:30AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

No Entrance Fee: Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center does not charge an entrance fee, but some of our park partners do. Be sure to check with each visitor and interpretative center to find out their fees.

Contact

Physical Address:
601 Riverfront Dr.
Omaha, NE 68102

Mailing Address:
601 Riverfront Dr.
Omaha, NE 68102

Phone Number: 4026611804

Lewis and Clark

National Historical Park

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Explore the timeless rainforests and majestic coastal vistas. Discover the rich heritage of the native people. Unfold the dramatic stories of America's most famous explorers. The park encompasses sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. Follow in the footsteps of the explorers and have an adventure in history.

Runners along a fern and tree-lined trail

Weather

During the 106 days the Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered at Fort Clatsop in 1806 it rained all but 12 days and they saw the sun 6 times. While we are usually not so dreary, but we do see an average of 70 inches of rain a year and we are the foggiest location in the Lower 48 states. Summer months are usually nice with days ranging from 55-70 degrees. Winters are wet and mild, usually 40-55 degrees.

Driving Directions

From Portland: Take Highway 26 West to Seaside. Go north on Highway 101 through Seaside. Turn right at the stop light on SE Ensign Lane. Continue to drive about one mile, turn right onto Fort Clatsop Road, the entrance will be on your left. More directions to Lewis and Clark.

Operating Hours

Winter Hours: September 5, 2017 through June 24, 2018 Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Lewis & Clark Entrance Fee: Entrance Fees 16 and older - $5 per person - good for 7 days 15 and younger - free Cost: $5

Contact

Mailing Address:
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Astoria, OR 97103

Physical Address:
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Astoria, OR 97103

Phone Number: 5038612471

Lewis y Clark

parque histórico nacional

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Manhattan Project

National Historical Park

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This site tells the story about the people, events, science, and engineering that led to the creation of the atomic bomb, which helped end World War II.

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Driving Directions

The office of the Manhattan Project NHP superintendent is located in Denver, Colorado. Locations of NPS visitor centers and any other park facilities are currently being determined and will be evaluated as part of the park planning process. For directions to the Manhattan Project NHP site in Hanford, WA; Los Alamos, NM; and Oak Ridge, TN, please visit http://www.nps.gov/mapr/planyourvisit/directions.htm. More directions to Manhattan Project.

Operating Hours

Oak Ridge Reservation bus tour is included in the price of admission to the American Museum of Science & Energy & includes: a guided tour of the X-10 Graphite Reactor, the East Tennessee Technology Park (former home to the K-25 gaseous diffusion building), and the Y-12 New Hope Center. The tour runs March to November. Dates & times vary from week to week. Contact the American Museum of Science & Energy for the latest information. Please note: Participants must be United States citizens.

Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Manhattan Project NHP Entrance Fee: There is no fee to enter the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

Contact

Physical Address:
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Lakewood, CO 80228

Mailing Address:
Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Denver, CO 80225-0287

Phone Number: 5056616277

Minidoka

National Historic Site

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The Pearl Harbor attack intensified existing hostility towards Japanese Americans. As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 forcing over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry (Nikkei) to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind and move to one of ten Relocation Centers. This single largest forced relocation in U.S. history is Minidoka's story.

Origami cranes twirl on carousel

Weather

Jerome and Twin Falls, Idaho, gets 10 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 213 sunny days per year here. The July high is around 94 degrees. The January low is 22. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 78 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Driving Directions

Minidoka National Historic Site is located between the towns of Twin Falls and Jerome, Idaho in south central Idaho. There are minimal facilities and services at the site. Many buildings and features that were part of the center are located on private property surrounding the Historic Site. Please do not enter any private property. More directions to Minidoka.

Operating Hours

The Historic Site is open daily during daylight hours year-round. The Historic Site is still being developed. Please be prepared. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. There is little - no shade at the site. Portable toilet facilities are available. The Historic Site is located on a county road. It may not be well maintained during winter weather. Please check road conditions before venturing there.

Monday: Sunrise to Sunset
Tuesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Wednesday: Sunrise to Sunset
Thursday: Sunrise to Sunset
Friday: Sunrise to Sunset
Saturday: Sunrise to Sunset
Sunday: Sunrise to Sunset

Entrance Fees

Minidoka Entrance Fee: There is no charge for entering or visiting Minidoka National Historic Site.

Contact

Mailing Address:
PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332

Physical Address:
296 S 1400 E
Jerome, ID 83338

Phone Number: 208-825-4169

Mount Rainier

National Park

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Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

Sunset paints the glaciers of Mount Rainier in pink and gold.

Weather

Weather patterns at Mount Rainier are strongly influenced by the Pacific Ocean and elevation. The climate is generally cool and rainy, with summer highs in the 60s and 70s. While July and August are the sunniest months of the year, rain is very likely in spring, fall, and winter. Visitors should be aware that mountain weather is very changeable. In the higher elevations, like Paradise, winter can last from November to May with many feet of snow on the ground.

Driving Directions

Mount Rainier National Park is located in west-central Washington state. Several major cities in Washington- Seattle, Tacoma, and Yakima- and Portland, Oregon, are within 200 miles of the park. For GPS to Nisqually Entrance use: 39000 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304. More directions to Mount Rainier.

Operating Hours

Mount Rainier National Park is open all year. Visitation peaks in July and August with warmer weather and blooming wildflowers. In spring and autumn, weather determines the availability of facilities and roads. During winter months a number of roads, facilities, and entrances close for the season.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Mount Rainier Single Vehicle Fee: Grants unlimited entry for one vehicle and passengers for seven consecutive days. Vehicle must be private, noncommercial, and with a seating capacity of 15 or less. Cost: $25

Mount Rainier "Per Person" Fee: Walk-up or single bicycle fee. Grants unlimited entry for seven consecutive days. Cost: $10

Mount Rainier Motorcycle Fee: Grants unlimited entry for one motorcycle and passenger for seven consecutive days. Cost: $20

Mount Rainier Campground Fee: Fee per site, nightly, for camping in Cougar Rock, Ohanapecosh, and White River campgrounds. Learn more about camping at Mount Rainier at https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm Cost: $20

Mount Rainier Campground Fee - Groups: Fee for group sites, nightly, in Cougar Rock and Ohanapecosh campgrounds. Group sites accommodate 25 to 40 people depending on site. There are no group sites in White River Campground. For more information about camping at Mount Rainier: https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm Cost: $60

Contact

Mailing Address:
55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Physical Address:
55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone Number: 3605692211

Nez Perce

National Historical Park

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For thousands of years the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce people. Extremely resilient they have adapted and survived the settling of the United States. Explore these places. Learn their stories.

Birds in flight across a grassy field.

Weather

Elevations in the Park range from 700 feet above sea level to over 8,000, providing a wide range of climatic conditions, that follow the four seasons. Be prepared for very warm weather in the summer months, in particular in the river valleys. The spring and fall are moderate and comfortable. Winter conditions can be severe in the higher elevations, with snow and ice making travel difficult and dangerous. Please visit the National Weather Service for comprehensive weather information.

Driving Directions

Driving south bound on U.S. Highway 95 you will find the Visitor Center 10 miles from Lewiston, ID. Roughly one mile after crossing the Clearwater River you will find the park entrance on your left. When driving north on U.S. Highway 95 the Visitor Center will be 3 miles north of Lapwai, ID. The park entrance will be on your right. More directions to Nez Perce.

Operating Hours

Winter Hours: From Labor Day to the day before Memorial Day the Visitor Center will be open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The park will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.

Monday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Thursday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Sunday: 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fee: There are no fees to visit any of the sites of Nez Perce National Historical Park. Also, as of 2007 Big Hole National Battlefield stopped collecting entrance fees. Entrance to the battlefield is now free!

Contact

Mailing Address:
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Lapwai, ID 83540-9715

Physical Address:
Nez Perce National Historical Park
Lapwai, ID 83540-9715

Phone Number: 2088437009

North Cascades

National Park

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Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth's changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

boats on the water with mountains and trees surrounding

Weather

The best weather for visiting the North Cascades generally occurs between mid-June and late-September. Summer daytime temperatures average in the 70's F. Snow is off most trails by mid-July. Autumn and Spring are popular for color and wildlife. Storms are common: always be prepared for a few days of rain and wind. The east side of the Cascade Mountains (Lake Chelan National Recreation Area) is drier and warmer in the summer than the west side. Summer temperatures at Stehekin reach the 90's F.

Driving Directions

Access to North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area is from the State Route 20 corridor. SR 20 (North Cascades Highway) connects with Interstate 5 (Exit 230) at Burlington. From the east, the highway intersects with US 97 at Okanogan and with SR 153 at Twisp. The State Department of Transportation closes a portion of the road between Ross Dam Trailhead and Lone Fir Campground in winter. The Lake Chelan National Recreation Area (Stehekin) is accessible by ferry or plane from Chelan. More directions to North Cascades.

Operating Hours

North Cascades National Park Complex is always open. Avalanches typically cause closure of North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) in winter - between late November and mid-December; reopening is usually early May. The road is closed at the Ross Dam trailhead, milepost 134, east to the Early Winters Information Center, milepost 178. Trails east of the closure are inaccessible but the majority of the park can be reached if road conditions permit.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

North Cascades National Park Entrance Fees: North Cascades National Park Complex does not charge entrance fees.

Contact

Mailing Address:
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Physical Address:
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Phone Number: 3608547200

Olympic

National Park

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With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. Encompassing nearly a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline. Come explore!

Large trees and ferns

Weather

Summers tend to be fair and warm, with high temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees F. July, August and September are the driest months, with heavier precipitation during the rest of the year. While winters are mild at lower elevation, snowfall can be heavy in the mountains. It is common for different weather conditions to exist within the park at the same time. At any time of year, visitors should come prepared for a variety of conditions.

Driving Directions

You can reach Olympic National Park via the I-5 corridor or by any one of the quieter state roadways. Once you arrive on the Olympic Peninsula connect to Hwy 101 to reach any destinations in and around Olympic National Park. From Olympia: take I-5 to Hwy 101 From Tacoma: take State Route 16 to Bremerton; take State Route 3 north from Bremerton to State Route 104. From Washington/Oregon Coast connect to Hwy 101 in Aberdeen. More directions to Olympic.

Operating Hours

Olympic National Park is open 24 hours a day year-round, although some roads, campgrounds and facilities are open seasonally. Visitor centers and Hurricane Ridge Road are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Olympic Entrance Fee - Vehicle (Non-Commercial): Valid for seven consecutive days. Applies to private, non-commercial vehicles (15 passenger capacity or less). The pass covers all vehicle occupants. Cost: $25

Olympic Entrance Fee - Motorcycle: Valid for seven consecutive days. Fee admits one individual on a private, non-commercial motorcycle. Cost: $15

Olympic Entrance Fee - Per Person and Bicyclists: Valid for seven consecutive days. This fee admits one person without a vehicle, including hikers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Individuals fifteen years or younger are admitted free of charge. Cost: $10

Olympic Entrance Fee - Commercial Van (7-15 seats): A commercial tour is defined as persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced or sold for leisure recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. Cost: $75

Olympic Entrance Fee - Commercial Minibus (16-25 seats): A commercial tour is defined as persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced or sold for leisure recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. Cost: $100

Olympic Entrance Fee - Commercial Motor-coach (26 seats or more): A commercial tour is defined as persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced or sold for leisure recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. Cost: $200

Olympic Entrance Fee - Non-Commercial Organized Group Vehicles 15 seats or less: Applies to organized groups such as Scouts, Rotary, Youth Groups, Churches, Clubs and Reunions etc. Youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Cost: $25

Contact

Physical Address:
Olympic National Park Visitor Center
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Mailing Address:
600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone Number: 3605653130

Oregon

National Historic Trail

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Imagine yourself an emigrant headed for Oregon: would promises of lush farmlands and a new beginning lure you to leave home and walk for weeks? More than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen along the Oregon National Historic Trail in six states-reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers.

A rock buttress with a notch in it surrounded by sagebrush flats.

Weather

Due to the length of the Oregon National Historic Trail, be sure to consult local weather sources for the region you'll be visiting. The trail passes through seven states.

Driving Directions

More than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen along the Oregon National Historic Trail in six states-reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American settlers. Please see our Directions page for more information on following the Oregon National Historic Trail across the United States. More directions to Oregon.

Operating Hours

The Oregon National Historic Trail is not a clearly marked hiking trail. Instead it is a corridor that passes through communities as well as wild areas and through different states and land ownership. Each location varies as to the hours of operation and access. Please check individual locations along the trail to plan your visit.

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees vary site by site: There are no user or entry fees for the Oregon National Historic Trail. Fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities. Please visit Places To Go (http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm) for an interactive map and extensive list of places to visit by state or our Links and Resources page for useful trip planning websites. Contact information is available for each site to call and find out about fees.

Contact

Physical Address:
National Trails Intermountain Region
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Mailing Address:
National Trails Intermountain Region
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Phone Number: 8017411012

Ross Lake

National Recreation Area

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San Juan Island

National Historical Park

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San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig.

a sun setting behind historic parade grounds

Weather

Spring: Temperatures usually range from 40 F to 60 F. Wildflowers are at their peak around May. Summer: Temperatures usually range from 45 F to 70 F. On very sunny days, be prepared with water-heat exhaustion is a common complaint among park visitors who are unprepared. Fall: Temperatures usually range from 40 F to 65 F. Rain is common. Winter: Temperatures range from 35 F to 50 F. Be prepared with cold and wet weather gear and numerous layers if you intend to be outside. Rain and wind are common.

Driving Directions

San Juan Island is served by Washington State Ferries, several private cruise and shuttle craft and two air carriers (one of which has both land and seaplane service). The Washington State Ferries terminal is 85 miles north of Seattle and 90 miles south of Vancouver, BC in Anacortes, WA. More directions to San Juan Island.

Operating Hours

Park grounds are open dawn to 11 p.m. daily year-round. Services and facilities are only available during specific hours tied to visitor center operating hours.

Monday: Sunrise - 11:00PM
Tuesday: Sunrise - 11:00PM
Wednesday: Sunrise - 11:00PM
Thursday: Sunrise - 11:00PM
Friday: Sunrise - 11:00PM
Saturday: Sunrise - 11:00PM
Sunday: Sunrise - 11:00PM

Entrance Fees

Entrance: There is no fee to access San Juan Island National Historical Park.

Contact

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 429
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Physical Address:
4668 Cattle Point Rd.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone Number: 3603782240

Whitman Mission

National Historic Site

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The 1847 attack on the Whitmans horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. Was killing the Whitmans justified legal retribution, an act of revenge, or some combination of both? The circumstances that surround this tragic event resonate with modern issues of cultural interaction and differing perspectives.

Ranger and students

Weather

Summers are hot. Hats, water and sunblock are recommended. Winters are mild and rainy with a few snow storms. Layered clothing is advised.

Driving Directions

Airports are located in Walla Walla (11 miles east of park), Pasco (43 miles west), and Pendleton, Oregon (46 miles south). The site can be reached from US Highway 12, 8 miles east of Walla Walla, Wa. More directions to Whitman Mission.

Operating Hours

SUMMER HOURS: Memorial Day to Labor Day Park Grounds Open Daily 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Visitor Center Open Daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm WINTER HOURS: Park Grounds Open Daily 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Visitor Center Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Visitor Center Closed December and January Grounds and Visitor Center Closed on Winter Federal Holidays

Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day

Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees: None

Contact

Mailing Address:
328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Physical Address:
328 Whitman Mission Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone Number: 5095226360

Wing Luke Museum

Affiliated Area

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More than a museum, the Wing is an experience. A chance to truly understand what it was - and is - to be Asian American in the Pacific Northwest. Take a guided tour of a historic hotel and learn the inside story about what makes the local Chinatown-International District unique. Visitors explore thought-provoking exhibitions of real stories, including actor and martial arts master Bruce Lee.

a mobile of letters written on white paper hangs in the museum lobby

Weather

The Wing Luke may close in the case of inclement weather. If you are unsure, please call the museum at 206.623.5124 after 10am to confirm that it is open.

Driving Directions

Coming from North of I-5: Take exit 165A toward James St. Once you get off the highway, merge right onto 6th Ave and follow the road. You will enter the heart of the district after passing Jackson Street. Coming from South of I-5: Take exit 164A toward James St./Madison St./Dearborn St. Follow signs for Dearborn St. and then turn left at S.Dearborn St. Turn right at 6th Ave S. and you will enter the heart of the district. More directions to Wing Luke Museum.

Operating Hours

On the first Thursday of every month, the Museum is open 10am - 8pm.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Entrance Fees

Museum Experience General Admission - Adults: Includes a guided historic hotel tour and gallery admission. Cost: $14.95

Museum Experience General Admission - Seniors: Includes a guided historic hotel tour and gallery admission. Cost: $11.95

Museum Experience General Admission - Students: For students 13-18 or with student ID. Includes a guided historic hotel tour and gallery admission. Cost: $10.95

Museum Experience General Admission - Children: For Children 5-12. Includes a guided historic hotel tour and gallery admission. Cost: $9.95

Museum Experience General Admission - Under 5: Includes a guided historic hotel tour and gallery admission.

Touch of Chinatown Tour - Adults: Includes a guided neighborhood tour and gallery admission. Tours are available Tuesday - Saturday at 2pm. Cost: $19.95

Touch of Chinatown Tour - Seniors: Includes a guided neighborhood tour and gallery admission. Tours are available Tuesday - Saturday at 2pm. Cost: $17.95

Touch of Chinatown Tour - Students: For students 13-18 or with student ID. Includes a guided neighborhood tour and gallery admission. Tours are available Tuesday - Saturday at 2pm. Cost: $14.95

Touch of Chinatown Tour - Children: For children 5-12. Includes a guided neighborhood tour and gallery admission. Tours are available Tuesday - Saturday at 2pm. Cost: $12.95

Touch of Chinatown Tour - Under 5: Includes a guided neighborhood tour and gallery admission. Tours are available Tuesday - Saturday at 2pm.

Contact

Physical Address:
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Mailing Address:
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone Number: 206.623.5124