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 »
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?
That Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow? At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S.