Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
Fishers are house-cat sized members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared from the state because of overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.
In early 2008, 18 fishers were released into Olympic National Park, marking the beginning of a three-year reintroduction project and restoration of these creatures to the State of Washington.
Quick Links to More Information about Fishers and Fisher Reintroduction
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.