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 »
Dam Removal - Overview
Dam Removal Strategies
Dam removal is one of the first steps towards complete restoration of the Elwha River and ecosystem.Read more on the September 17 groundbreaking ceremony at Elwha Dam, attended by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, numerous other dignitaries and approximately 400 guests.
Read the news release announcing last year's award of the three-year, $26.9 dam removal contract to Barnard Construction, Inc. of Bozeman, Mont.
Photo courtesy Scott Church
Removal of Glines Canyon Dam:
This webpage was made possible in part by a grant from Washington’s National Park Fund.
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