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 »
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.
Did You Know?
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.