Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
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.
Did You Know?
The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.