• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • 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 »

Historic Range in the Elwha - Coho Salmon

Historic Range:
Before the dams, coho would swim up to the very distant reaches of the river, spawning in shallow tributaries. Historically, coho salmon had the most extensive range of all five Pacific salmon in the Elwha River.

Diagram:
The red line represents the theoretical range of coho salmon in the Elwha River before construction of the dams.

 
Historic coho
Historic range of coho salmon in the Elwha River.
 
 
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Did You Know?

rocky beach

Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.