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.
Three Parks in One
Olympic National Park is a land of beauty and variety. A day's exploration can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tidepools. Nestled in the valleys are some of the largest remnants of ancient forests left in the country. Olympic is like three magical parks in one. Take some time to explore its many faces!
Wind, flooding, snow, and construction can affect park roads and facilities during any time of year. Check here for the latest information.Read More
Olympic is commemorating its 75th year as a National Park. Come celebrate with us!Read More
Elwha River Restoration
Click here for a blog with the latest news, webcam views, webisodes, and more about the historic and exciting restoration of the Elwha River.Read More
We've got a whole section of our park website just for you! Come and check it out.Read More
Click below for the latest PDF edition of the park newspaper, the Bugler (file size is approximately 15mb).Read More
There are many different ways to contribute your time and skills to Olympic National Park.Read More
Schedule of Events
Check here for ranger programs and other events going on at Olympic NP!Read More
Hiking and Backpacking
Experience the wilderness forest, coast, and mountains of Olympic National Park on foot! Click here for details on hiking and backpacking.Read More
Wildland Fire Management
Fire plays an important role in the park's forest ecosystems. Learn more about active fires, fire ecology, history, and policy here.Read More
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.