What to expect from spring, summer, fall and winter weather at Olympic National Park and Kalaloch. Dramatic clouds and waves are always in-season here.

Olympic National Park Weather

Here's what to expect in summer, fall, winter, and spring.

With beaches, mountains, and even misty rainforests, the unique landscape of Olympic National Park is a thing of beauty in all seasons. Here, you can enjoy sun, clouds, forest mist, and ocean breezes. But you should also know that the very things that make the scenery so dramatic can also make the weather quite dynamic. Whether you're at Kalaloch for relaxation, inspiration, or invigoration, it's always a good idea to pack for the possibility of sudden shifts in the weather.

Olympic National Park in Summer
Relatively warm, dry conditions make summer a wonderful time to visit Olympic National Park. In many places, temperatures often reach the high 60's during the day. Along the coast, you'll see the fog that this area is famous for.

Olympic National Park in Fall
When fall arrives it not only gets cooler, but windier and rainier along the coast (including Kalaloch) and valleys. That makes fall a great time to check out Olympic National Park's temperate rainforests. At night, temperatures dip into the 30's in some areas - especially the mountains.

Olympic National Park in Winter
Winter in Olympic National Park is a great time to get cozy at Kalaloch Lodge and marvel at the storms that roll in from the Pacific Ocean. In lower elevations, it's the wettest season of the year. But in higher elevations, it's one of the best times for winter sports.

Olympic National Park in Spring
Spring is also one of the wettest seasons in Olympic National Park, especially in the higher elevations. This wet weather makes spring another prime time to experience the area's rainforests. Expect cool or mild temperatures.

Kalaloch Weather
Like many coastal areas, Kalaloch gets a steady breeze off the ocean and the storms that occasionally roll in with it. Kalaloch also receives a lot of rainfall because storm cells release most of their moisture by the time they've passed over the nearby Olympic Mountains.

Average High/Low Temperatures for Olympic National Park*

January 47 / 36
February 49 / 35
March 51 / 37
April 55 / 39
May 60 / 43
June 63 / 48
July 67 / 51
August 69 / 51
September 66 / 47
October 58 / 42
November 50 / 38
December 46 / 35

*All temperatures listed in Fahrenheit.

Packing Suggestions

Summer

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable, waterproof hiking boots
  • Extra socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Recreational gear
  • Light, waterproof jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun hat

Fall

  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Extra socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight clothing (layers)
  • Warm clothing
  • Swimsuit
  • Recreational gear

Winter

  • Tire chains
  • Warm clothing
  • Lightweight clothing (layers)
  • Waterproof winter jacket
  • Gloves
  • Knit or fleece hat
  • Scarf
  • Snowboard / skis / snowshoes and gear
  • Snow boots
  • Extra socks
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sunscreen

Spring

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Extra socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight clothing (layers)
  • Warm clothing
  • Swimsuit
  • Rain poncho (for waterfall viewing)
  • Binoculars (for whale watching)
  • Recreational gear


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