• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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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.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed 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 »

Douglas Squirrel Fact Sheet

Douglas Squirrel:

Taxonomy:
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Rodentia
Family - Sciuridae
Genus - Tamiasciurus
Species - T. douglasii

Habitat:
Found mainly in coniferous and old growth forests

Range:
Sierra Nevada mountain range in California northward to coastal British Columbia

Size:
-Smaller than American gray squirrels
-About 33cm in length, weighing somewhere around 200 grams

Diet:
-Seeds from various coniferous trees such as the Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, and Pine
-Gnaw off the pine cones while they are still green, bury them, and eat later on in the year
-Also eat fruits and berries, acorns, and eggs of smaller birds

Did You Know?

marmot

Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.