• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Spruce Railroad Trail Closed from Lyre River Trailhead to Devil’s Punchbowl

    The trail will be closed for improvements 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 »

History & Culture

From the hunter whose spear point was left embedded in a mastodon 12,000 years ago near present-day Sequim ...

 
piece of woven basket

Fragment of a 2,900 year old basket found near Obstruction Point.

... to the weaver whose basket was left 3,000 years ago near Obstruction Point ...

 
historic sepia-toned photo of cabin

Humes' Ranch homestead, circa 1905, in the Elwha Valley.

... to the the homesteaders of the late 1800s ...

 

...to the national park boosters of the early and mid-1900s, people have used, enjoyed and affected the Olympic Peninsula.

 

Ancient Peoples and Area Tribes
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European and Euro-American History
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Did You Know?

View of the Elwha Valley

Did you know that in 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. The Olympic Wilderness is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. More...