Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River between Upper Lake Mills Trail to Altair Campground.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Glacial Mass Balance
Use the interactive tool above to learn how climate affects glacial mass balance on glaciers. The animation contains two primary sections. Shifting Seasons explains how yearly snowfall patterns determine whether or not a glacier grows or shrinks in size. A Climate Indicator allows users to adjust temperatures to visualize how a glacier responds to long-term climate shifts.
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.