The OLYMPIC PENINSULA is the large arm of land in western Washington
that lies across
* 1 Geography
* 1.1 Climate
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* 4.1 Population of at least 10,000 * 4.2 Population of at least 5,000 * 4.3 Population of at least 1,000 * 4.4 Population of less than 1,000
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The Olympic mountain range sits in the center of the Olympic Peninsula. This range is the second largest in Washington State. Its highest peak is Mt. Olympus .
Major salmon-bearing rivers on the
Natural lakes on the peninsula including, Lake Crescent , Lake Ozette , Lake Sutherland , Lake Quinault , and Lake Pleasant . Two dammed rivers form the reservoirs of Lake Cushman and Wynoochee Lake ; two previous reservoirs, destroyed in the Elwha Ecosystem Restoration, included Lake Aldwell (behind the former Elwha Dam ) and Lake Mills (behind the former Glines Canyon Dam ).
The peninsula contains many state and national parks, including Anderson Lake , Bogachiel , Dosewallips , Fort Flagler , Fort Worden , Kitsap Memorial , Lake Cushman , Manchester , Mystery Bay , Old Fort Townsend , Potlatch , Sequim Bay , Shine Tidelands , and Triton Cove state parks;