Ditch Maintenance Along Park Roads: Motorists May Encounter Delays
Motorists may encounter delays along Sol Duc Road (9/30 - 10/1), Whiskey Bend Road (10/2), Deer Park Road (10/7-10/8), and Hurricane Ridge Road (10/9 - 10/10) due to routine cleaning of roadway drainage ditches.
Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
Discovery Room Activities
Welcome to Olympic National Park's Discovery Room! Located in the park's main visitor center, this interactive exhibit room hosts thousands of children each year.
Step in and enter a world of natural exploration and intrigue. Interactive displays provoke inquisitive minds of all ages. Search the murals for creatures that call Olympic home. Ask at the front desk for the key to unlock the fun-filled Discovery Drawers or view and print the activities below from home or in your classroom.
Please visit us! Unveil Olympic's natural and cultural treasures, from marmots to millipedes, legends to longhouses. The kid-size Olympic Ranger Station is built of western redcedar, just like many of the park's original ranger stations. Step inside and don a real ranger hat, or suit up in a park volunteer coat. Relax on oversized pillows while reading park brochures and books. We hope these interactive displays will encourage you to explore this spectacular park!
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.