Washington State Travel Map
Whether it’s a hike into vast, unspoilt, evergreen forests or a shopping spree in urban parks and upscale markets, the state of Washington has staggering range of possibilities for travelers. From snow-clad mountains and fog-shrouded coastline to unrivaled grunge music scene and rural fairs, the state’s delights are abundantly rewarding.
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park is located in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington. It is spread across 922,650 acres of land and can be divided into four major regions: the Pacific coastline, Alpine areas, the west-side temperate rainforest, and the forests of the drier east side. It was established on June 29,1938 and is managed by National Park Services. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as International Biosphere Reserve. Approximately two million people visit the park every year.
Iron Horse State Park
Iron Horse State Park is located in the Cascade Mountains and Yakima River Valley. It is a part of Washington State Park System and covers an area of 1,612 acres of land. The heritage park commemorates railroads and is popular with hikers and cyclists. It is popular for its scenery rather than its history.
Ruby Beach is a coastal section of Olympic National Park. It is notable for the number of sea stacks and has huge amount of driftwoods.
Dungeness Spit is the longest natural sand spit in the country. It was founded by Europeans during the 1790 Spanish expedition. It was named by George Vancouver in 1792. The name refers to the Dungeness headland in England. The spit is located in northeastern Clallam County, Washington. It protects Dungeness Bay and is home of the Dungeness Lighthouse. It covers a total area of 314.18 acres.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is a National Monument. It is located around Mount St. Helens in Washington. It was established by US President Ronald Reagan on August 27, 1982, after the eruption of Mount St. Helens. It covers an area of 110,000 acres of land and is managed by US Forest Service. Mount-climbing to the summit of the volcano has been allowed since 1986. It is set aside for research, recreation, and education.
Things to do in Washington
Here are some of the most visited travel destinations in Washington state −
- Olympic National Park
- Mount Rainier National Park
- Pike Place Market
- Museum of Flight
- Puget Sound
- Space Needle
- San Juan Islands
|State and National Parks||Bay View State Park, Iron horse State Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park.|
|Beaches||Ruby beach, Alki beach, Deception Pass State Park Beaches, Dungeness Spit.|
|Museums||Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Peninsula Community Museum, Forks Timber Museum.|
|Historical Places||Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Hanford Reach National Monument, Nelson H. Greene House, Full Gospel Church.|
|Other Places||Lind Coulee Archaeological site, High Steel Bridge, Lost Lake guard Station, Emmanuel Episcopal church.|
|Washington State Parks Map|