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 »
Information for Enrolled Volunteers
Welcome to the Olympic Marmot Monitoring Program! The long-term success of the program depends on people like you. To ensure that your volunteer session is both productive and enjoyable, please read the information on this page carefully and follow the guidelines. It is a good idea to check this again a week or two prior to your work period.
Complete All Paperwork
We will need to collect these during training; if you forget you can fill it out there, but having it done ahead of time makes things much easier!
Pre-trip Homework and Trip Information
Prior to showing up for your volunteer session, you may want to look over this Recommended Gear List and Camping Information and make sure you have everything you will need.
You'll be using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology in your
After completing your volunteer session, please make arrangements to report your data and return equipment. If you're in or near Port Angeles during normal business hours, you can return equipment to Patti in the NRM Building. If she is not there, feel free to leave in her office.
If you're in Port Angeles over the weekend or outside of normal business hours, please bring your equipment and data to the Wilderness Information Center, located in the Olympic National Park Visitor Center (3002 Mount Angeles Road).
If your survey was in the southern part of the park and you won't be returning to Port Angeles, you may leave your equipment and data at an Olympic National Park ranger station. Other drop-off arrangements need to be made ahead of time.
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Did You Know?
Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.