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.
Changes in Winter Activity Schedule Announced
Budget uncertainties lead to changes in visitor services this winter. More »
Olympic's Living Classroom
Studying in Olympic's classroom of wild coast, ancient rain forest, and rugged mountains can be a very wet experience. Muddy too. But what wonders await in this living classroom!
Are you curious about this diverse wilderness park? Would you like to explore a rain forest valley or hike on a glacier? Do you have a school project due soon?
As you explore our website you will find brochures and handouts that provide information on a variety of park topics.
You can also take a Virtual Tour of our park and its resources by completing jigsaw puzzles online! We hope you will be able to visit this living classroom someday. Just be sure to pack your umbrella!
Did You Know?
Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.