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 »
Updated for 2014!
Thank you for your interest in the Olympic marmot monitoring program!
Please read through the information on this page before submitting your volunteer application. You may want to view this brief video about the program. The 2014 application deadline is May 1, but may close earlier if enough "citizen scientists" have already volunteered, or last longer of some trips are not filled.
Please note that in this program volunteers survey in pairs, at a minimum; volunteer group sizes range from 2-6. We cannot accept applications for solo hikers, and neither do we match up solo applicants.
How to Volunteer
Did You Know?
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.