Olympic Wilderness

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Olympic Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Olympic Wilderness from meadow on Hurricane Ridge.jpg
From Hurricane Ridge
Map showing the location of Olympic Wilderness
Map showing the location of Olympic Wilderness
Location Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
Nearest city Port Angeles, Washington
Coordinates 47°45′N 123°30′W / 47.750°N 123.500°W / 47.750; -123.500Coordinates: 47°45′N 123°30′W / 47.750°N 123.500°W / 47.750; -123.500
Area 876,669 acres (1370 mi2 - 3548 km2)
Established November 16, 1988
Governing body U.S. National Park Service

Olympic Wilderness is a 1,370-square-mile (3,500 km2) protected area comprising over 95% of Olympic National Park in Washington State. It includes 48 miles (77 km) of Pacific Ocean coastline. It is the largest wilderness area in Washington. Elevation ranges from sea level to 7,980 feet (2,430 m) peak of Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus has the third largest glacier system in the contiguous United States.[1]

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  1. ^ "Olympic Wilderness". Wilderness.net. The University of Montana. Retrieved 20 Feb 2013. 

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