• Olympic: Three Parks in One


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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.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Freeing the Elwha: Creative Response


The creative response component of the Freeing the Elwha Curriculum gives students a chance to respond artistically through poetry and sculpture to the issues of river restoration and history. Inspired by Odyssey of the Mind, students are asked in these lessons to follow some simple guidelines in producing a product that they will publish and/or present. Students are asked to share their work with Olympic National Park with a possibility for publication on the web site. This is a standards-based opportunity to cut loose and have fun with words and found objects.


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Did You Know?

DYK fisher release

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.