The Quinault Rainforest in Olympic National Park, Washington
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In the rainforest. Cool water in the Quinault
The Quinault Rainforest is in one of four lushly forested valleys on western Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Lying within both Olympic National Park and the Olympic National Forest, this temperate rainforest gets anywhere from 12 to 14 feet of rain per year. All that water means the Quinault bursts with greenery, especially in spring as mountain snow melts and the river begins to flow with gusto.We're here to celebrate National Park Week, a nine-day celebration of the 61 national parks in the US. Parks around the country will be holding special programs and events through April 28, so find a park near you and enjoy these amazing places.