Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7
The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.
Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5
Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »
Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats
NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »
Safety Advisory: Rabies
Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »
Be A Junior Ranger
Olympic National Park Junior Ranger Program
Olympic National Park protects an amazing web of life, from tide pools to snowy peaks. To maintain this web of plant and animal communities, rangers study and protect parks, as well as help visitors understand and safely enjoy parks. You can help. When you visit our park complete the steps in the Junior Ranger Booklet to become an Olympic National Park Junior Ranger.
Pick-up your copy of the Olympic National Park Junior Ranger Booklet at any visitor center in the park.
Olympic National Park offers discovery backpacks to enhance you exploration of the park. For more information click here.
Become an Olympic National Park Ocean StewardOlympic National Park Ocean Steward Junior Ranger program is a fun, hands-on program for children age 4 and up. As an Ocean Steward you will explore the coastal ecosystem of Olympic National Park, learn exciting new facts about this unique ecosystem and understand how you can help protect Olympic National Parks wilderness coast and ocean. Download and print the Ocean Steward Junior Ranger book at home and bring it with you to the park or pick-up your free copy at any visitor center when you arrive. Complete the book according to instructions to receive your Ocean Steward patch.
Junior Ranger Day
Every year during National Parks Week, Olympic National Park celebrates by hosting Junior Ranger Day. In 2014 Olympic National Park invites kids to Go Wild! and celebrate Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, WA.
Junior Ranger Day is an exciting, interactive program for children of all ages. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 25th Anniversary of the Washington National Parks Wilderness Act activities will highlight the wilderness resources of Olympic National Park.
The Junior Ranger Day program is free of charge. Upon completion of the activities, participants are awarded a special Junior Ranger Day award.
Junior Ranger Day , April 28, 2007.
Welcome to the first Junior Ranger Day. click here
Steitler's Junior Ranger Experience. click here
Kate, maybe our youngest Junior Ranger ever. click here
Scott talks about his favorite park activity. click here
Eric describes his Junior Ranger development. click here
Travis gives his views on the Junior Ranger program. click here
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.