• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Terrestrial Mammal Species List

Small brown and orange squirrel eats red alder catkins on a mossy stump

Douglas squirrel eating red alder catkins

Below is a list of mammals (excluding species that live in the ocean) that have been seen in Olympic National Park. Some of the species below, like river otters and beaver, may spend much of their life in water but den outside of the water.
A = Abundant; C = Common; CL = Common locally;
U = Uncommon; UL = Uncommon locally; R = Rare;
** Endemic Mammals

Masked shrew, Sorex cinereus - R
Trowbridge's shrew, Sorex trowbridgei - C
Vagrant shrew, Sorex vagrans - C
Montane shrew, Sorex monticolus - C
Pacific marsh shrew, Sorex bendirii - C
Northern water shrew, Sorex palustris - U
Shrew-mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii - CL
Townsend’s mole, Scapanus townsendii -A
Snow mole, S. townsendii olympicus - UL**
Coast mole, Scapanus orarius - C
Little brown myotis, Myotis lucifugus - U
Yuma myotis, Myotis yumanensis - C
Keen's myotis, Myotis keenii - R
Long-eared myotis, Myotis evotis - R
California myotis, Myotis californicus - U
Long-legged myotis, Myotis volans - R
Fringed myotis, Myotis thysanodes - U
Big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus - U
Silver-haired bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans - U
Hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus - U
Townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii - R
Snowshoe hare, Lepus americanus - C
Virginia oppossum, Didelphis virginiana - Encroaching
Mountain beaver, Aplodontia rufa - C
Douglas squirrel, Tamiasciurus douglasii - C
Northern flying squirrel, Glaucomys sabrinus - C
Townsend’s chipmunk, Tamias townsendii - C
Olympic chipmunk, Tamias amoenus caurinus - CL**
Beaver, Castor canadensis - CL
Muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus - CL
Olympic marmot, Marmota olympus - CL**
Porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum - R
Mazama pocket gopher, T. mazama melanops - U**
Keen's mouse, Peromyscus keeni - C
Deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus - A
Bushy-tailed woodrat, Neotoma cinerea - CL
Heather vole, Phenacomys intermedius - CL
Southern red-backed vole, Clethrionomys gapperi -C
Townsend's vole, Microtus townsendii - C
Long-tailed vole, Microtus longicaudus - U
Creeping vole, Microtus oregoni - CL
Pacific jumping mouse, Zapus trinotatus - C
Black rat, Rattus rattus - CL (introduced)
Norway rat, Rattus norvegicus - CL (introduced)
Coyote, Canis latrans - C
Wolf, Canis lupus - Extirpated
Red fox, Vulpes fulva - R (introduced)
Black bear, Ursus americanus - C
Raccoon, Procyon lotor - C
Marten, Martes americana - R
Fisher, Martes pennanti - R (probably extirpated)
Short-tailed weasel, Mustela erminea olympica - C**
Long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata - C
Mink, Mustela vison - C
River otter, Lutra canadensis - C
Porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum - R
Spotted skunk, Spilogale gracilis - C
Striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis - CL
Cougar, Puma concolor - C
Bobcat, Lynx rufus - C
Roosevelt elk, Cervus elaphus roosevelti - C
Black-tailed deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus - C
Mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus - CL (introduced)
Pig, Sus scrofa - U (introduced)

Did You Know?

belted-kingfisher1

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