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.
Hurricane Ridge Road Closure for guard-rail work
Tueday, June 18 (6:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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 and Altair Campground.
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?
The old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest produce three times the biomass (living or once living material) of tropical rain forests. More...