Just because the weather is getting colder doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. In fact, winter in PNW is one of the best seasons to get out and about in our national parks. Especially because Olympic National Park just ranked among the best in the country.
Travel Lens looked at park entrance fees, number of recreational visitors, distance to nearest town, and TripAdvisor reviews to determine rewards for each park. The overall score was out of 10, revealing both the best national parks and the most popular parks.
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The top 10 national parks are:
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Biscayne National Park
- Hot Springs National Park
- Glacier National Park
- Zion National Park
- New River Gorge National Park
- Grand Teton National Park
- Indiana Dunes National Park
Olympic National Park received an overall rating of 7.75 out of 10. The park is 2.8 km from the nearest town of Port Angeles and 45% of its reviews mention the word “beautiful”. The data also revealed that the park had 2.7 million recreational visitors in 2021.
If you’re looking to go winter hiking or even skiing, the Olympics is a great place to go. Keep in mind there is a $15 fee to enter the park. Enjoy!