Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River between Upper Lake Mills Trail to Altair Campground.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
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.