Olympic National Park is a unique national park. It has three separate & distinct ecosystems, that can all be visited in one day. Entering the park from the east from the Port Angles area, go up Mt. Olympus to its 7,965 ft summit and a visitors center. The road may or may not be open because of the snow, or fog. At the base of the area, is the Lake Cresant area, which is a west coast lake.
About one and one-half hour away is the second area, known as Ho Rainforest. This is an old forest growth, wetlands, rain forest and marsh area that has walking paths and hikes around huge trees covered with moss and vines.
Another hour and a half west, one ends up at the Pacific Ocean at a location known as Ruby Beach where you have a traditional view of an ocean. The beaches readily available are not used for swimming as the water holds big rocks. Wave watching and beach walking is the sport of that area.
It is a beautiful day visiting all three, well-worth the trip. Mother Nature and friends know how to put on a three ring show.