Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace & Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park strives to preserve the beauty of the park and lake for generations to come. In order to help us achieve that, we have partnered with Leave No Trace to better educate our guests on how they can minimize their footprint at the park. Please take a moment to learn how you can leave No trace! Click here to learn more about Leave No Trace.

Clean your Boat

When participating in activities on water that include any sort of a watercraft, it is possible to unknowingly transport aquatic invasive species. To learn more check this out, and remember to always clean, drain and dry your boat.

Track your Trash

If participating in a boat tour, be prepared with any clothing and supplies you may need for the duration of the tour. While on a boat, it’s easier to lose track of loose clothing or that snack wrapper that wasn’t properly zipped away in a backpack. Pay special attention to all of your belongings so that they don’t get blown away and become accidental trash.

While in Transit

While on the Quinault Rainforest bus tour, it is important to keep track of all of your belongings  including food wrappers you may have. Remember to scan before leaving each stop to make sure you are not leaving any trash behind but instead disposing of it properly in a trash or recycle bin.

Protect the Wildlife

Olympic National Park is home to a host of incredible wildlife including whales, bears, salmon, marmots and more. Be sure to keep a safe distance from all wildlife, and only view wildlife from designated pullouts if spotted from the road.

Think Before you Snap

With many Instagram-worthy spots at Olympic National Park, be sure to check out the Leave No Trace Social Media Guidelines before sharing your adventures.

Green National Park Travel Tips

When visiting our National Parks and Forests, one can’t help but be awed by the magnificence of nature it all its glory. It’s up to us to keep it pristine, and every traveler can take steps to do their part when they visit. Read on for our top tips for sustainable travel.

Recycle and Compost

We offer convenient recycling collection bins throughout our operations. Be sure to take the extra steps to dispose of recyclable and compostable items in the proper place.

Shop Local

Many locally produced souvenirs are available at our retail stores. By buying local we not only support our local communities, but the energy costs associated with transporting those goods are reduced. Consider an edible gift to bring an authentic taste of Crater Lake National Park home with you.

Bring a Refillable Water Bottle

Water filling stations are available throughout our locations. Also, once you’ve purchased a reusable your water bottle refills will be free – so you’ll save money while helping the environment. Forgot your water bottle? Check our retail stores for a souvenir water bottle that you’ll use again and again. 

Watch Energy Use

Be sure to make sure that you’ve turned off the devices that use energy when you leave your room – everything from lights to fans to chargers. Closing the curtains will help maintain temperature control in your room while you’re out.

Use Transportation Alternatives

Consider how you are getting around the destination. Utilize transportation alternatives such as shuttles instead of using your own vehicle – this will cut down on traffic as well as emissions. Whenever possible, try to use “human powered” means of getting around too!