• 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.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed 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 »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Marmot Survey Areas

Shown are the survey trips, with names of clusters to be surveyed on each trip, along with the number of days (including the training day) that each survey trip is expected to take and the relative difficulty of the trip. An overview of all the clusters can be found on the KML file map. This is a Google earth map and you must have Google Earth loaded on your computer for this to work.

A topographic map of each of the survey trips can be accessed by clicking on the Survey Trip in the first column. Clusters in the core of the program will be surveyed annually, sometimes more than once per year. Others will be surveyed occasionally as time and personnel permit. Some areas can be surveyed via day hikes or from a front country campground. These surveys may take fewer than 5 days and it may be possible to survey these areas over two or more weekends. New in 2012 are 3 trips on lands administered by Olympic National Forest; details of these trips are currently under development.

SURVEY TRIP

CLUSTERS TO BE SURVEYED ON TRIP

WORK PERIOD

DIFFICULTY

FREQUENCY OF SURVEY

COMMENTS

Hurricane Area

Hurricane West, Hurricane East, Elwha

*3-4 days

Medium

annual

Day trips

Klahhane Ridge

Mt. Angeles, Klahhane

*4 days

High

annual

Day trips

Visitor Center

Visitors Center, Sunrise, Steeple

*3-4 days

Low-Med

annual

Day trips

Obstruction Area

Eagle Point, Obstruction, Marmot Flats, Badger Valley, Lillian

*5 days

Low-High

annual

Day trips

Grand Valley

Upper Moose, Upper Grand East, Grand Pass, Moose/Gladys Valley, Moose/Gladys Ridge, Grand View (occasional)

5 days

Medium

annual

Groups of 4-6 only

Appleton / Eagle Pass

Appleton Pass, Eagle Pass

5 days

Medium

annual

Heart / Swimming Bear

Heart Lake, Swimming Bear Lake

5-6 days

Medium

annual

Hoh Lake

Bogachiel, Hoh Lake

5-6 days

Medium

annual

Seven-Lakes Basin

Lunch Lake, High Divide

5 days

Medium

annual

Baileys

Cat Peak, Mt. Carrie, Ferry (occasional)

8 days

High

annual

Lost Creek/ Cameron

Lost Creek, Cameron Pass

8 days

Medium

annual

Dose/ 1000-Acre Meadows

Dose Mdws, 1000-Acre

8 days

Medium

annual

LaCrosse Basin

Lacrosse Basin, Buck Lake, Marmot Lake

8 days

Medium

annual

Groups of 4-6 only

Anderson Pass / LaCrosse Pass

Anderson, LaCrosse Pass

8 days

High

annual

Skyline / Seattle

Skyline, Lake Beauty, Mt. Seattle

8-10 days

High

annual

>40 miles of hiking

Upper Lena Lake Area

Lena, Scout Lake, Milk Lake

5 days

Medium-High

annual

Groups of 4-6 only

Deer Park

Maiden Peak, Deer Park

*4 days

Medium

occasional

Car camp

O'Neil Pass

O'Neil Pass, O'Neil Basin

8 days

Medium

occasional

Royal Basin

Upper Royal, Royal, Shelter Rock, Deception (occasional)

5-6 days

Low-High

occasional

Home Sweet Home / Hopper

Home Sweet Home, Hopper

8 days

High

occasional

Lake of the Angels

Lake of the Angels, Stone

5 days

Moderate/ high

occasional

Access route is very steep

Dodger Point

Dodger Point

4-5 days

Medium

occasional

17 mile 1-day hike in

Gray Wolf Basin

Gray Wolf, Cedar Lake, Cedar South

8 days

Medium

occasional

Groups of 4-6 only

Sunnybrook Meadows

Mystery, Sunnybrook, Home Lake

8 days

High

occasional

Lillian Basin

Lillian Lake

5 days

High

occasional

Marmot Pass

Marmot Pass, Buckhorn, East Copper Pass (this can be split into smaller trips)

5-6 days

Medium

occasional

Forest
Groups of 4-6

Silver Lake

Silver Lake/ Mt Townsend

5 days

Medium

occasional

Forest



Did You Know?

rocky beach

Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.