• 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 »

Marine Mammal Species List

A = Abundant; C = Common; CL = Common locally; U= Uncommon; UL = Uncommon locally; R = Rare

Sea otter, Enhydra lutris - CL

River otter, Lutra canadensis - C (rocky intertidal)

Harbor seal, Phoca vitulina - A

Northern Fur Seal, Callorhinus ursinus - Occasional

Steller's sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus - U

California sea lion, Zalophus californianus - U

Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris - R

Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus - C (spring and fall)

Minke whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata - U (summer and fall)

Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae - U (fall)

Harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena - CL (summer)

Orca or Killer whale, Orcinus orca - U (summer and fall)

Dall’s porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli - U

Pacific white-sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens - U

Did You Know?

dam with water flowing

Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.