• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed

    The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.

Current Fire Status

Upper Falls Fire

Last updated: August 12, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.

Park fire information line: (360)565-3125

The Upper Falls Fire southwest of Barnes Point at Lake Crescent continues to smolder in an area of steep, rugged terrain upslope of Marymere Falls. Fire crews have created a fire line around three-quarters of the fire perimeter and are using cliffs and Falls Creek as the remaining containment line. The fire is holding within established fire lines and continues to remain 1.5 acres in size.

Park crews will continue to monitor the fire while it consumes the remaining fuels within the fire line and burns itself out.

The Marymere Falls trail remains open and there continues to be no threat to any nearby structures. Smoke from the fire is localized and minimal. Smoke is not readily visible from Barnes Point or HWY 101.

Campfires are still permitted within developed campgrounds at Olympic National Park. Visitors are urged to use caution and follow campfire safety guidelines.

This will be the last update, unless conditions change.

 
Upper Falls Fire Steep Slopes
Upper Falls Fire burns in an area with steep terrain. Photo taken August 7, 2013
NPS photo
 

To report a fire in the park, call Olympic National Park dispatch at 360-565-3115.

If you have questions and/or comments about fires in the park call the Olympic National Park fire office at 360-565-3120.

Thank you.

Did You Know?

Mossy trees in the Hoh Rainforest

...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.