• Olympic: Three Parks in One


    National Park Washington

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  • 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 »

Do-It-Yourself Salmon Hat Tutorial

Coho Coloring Page or Hat

Use the following documents to create salmon hats with your kids at home or at school. Not a hat person? Alter the project to fit your needs, whether it be for an assignment, a class project, or just for fun! Suggested alternate activities are included in the tutorial. Have Fun!

  • Download DIY Salmon Hat Tutorial (.PDF file).
  • Download PDF Salmon Prints (Compressed .ZIP Folder containing 4 .PDF files)
  • Download Word Doc Salmon Prints (Compressed .ZIP Folder containing 4 .DOCX files)
  • Download JPG Salmon Prints (Compressed .ZIP Folder containing 4 .JPG files)

Did You Know?

white flower

Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.