• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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    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.

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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?

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The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.