Sunday – August 7, 2016
Olympic National Park
South Beach Campground
Pictures To Be Added Soon
Waves boom along wilderness beaches and mix with snow-fed rivers. Ancient trees shelter wildlife. Rugged peaks embrace glaciers and sub-alpine meadows. Coast, forest, and mountain ecosystems combine to create this spectacular wilderness park: Olympic National Park.
The Olympic Peninsula is home to eight American Indian tribes that developed complex hunter-gatherer societies and to continue to keep their traditions alive. European explorers who ventured here in the late 1700’s heralded the way for homesteaders.
The Olympics were set aside as a national monument in 1909 and further protected as Olympic National Park in 1938. Today, the park is internationally recognized as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.
Olympic National Park protects the largest old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest. Its unique character begins with ancient trees that took root 200 to 1,000 years ago. In these forests multi-layered canopies, standing snags, and fallen tree trunks provide habitat for myriad animals.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.
Departed: Bend, Oregon
Departure Time: 10:35 A.M.
Arrived: Troutdale, Oregon
Arrival Time: 3:35 P.M.
Campground: South Beach
Type: National Park
Latitude: N 47.56863
Longitude: W 124.36150
Elevation: 24 Feet
Camping Fee: 15.00 (50% discount with Senior Pass)
Campsite Hookups: None
Campground Amenities: Flush Toilets, Trash Dumpster
Water Available: No
Dump Station: No
Total Campsites: 55
Cellular Service: Verizon – 4G-3 Bars
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack – 5 Bars
Dish TV Satellite Service: Excellent Service
Total miles traveled today: 160
North on I-5
West on US-12
North on US-101 to Campground