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.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River between Upper Lake Mills Trail and Altair Campground.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Current Fire Status
October 7th Update
Staircase rangers discovered the Four Stream Fire yesterday afternoon after receiving several reports of smoke being smelled but undetected for several days. It is currently approximately 1/2 acre in size and is smoldering/creeping in surface fuels and duff. Cause is not known at this time. Numerous snags are on fire and continue to fall posing high risk to firefighter safety. An indirect strategy is being used to manage the fire given safety concerns with snags and limited values at risk in the area. The Four Stream trail and area has been closed to the public. There will be several fire personnel monitoring fire behavior, ensuring no visitors enter the area, and taking action as safety allows. The main critical fire weather pattern of warm, dry conditions with east winds has passed. The weather forecast is for gradual cooling as the high pressure ridge begins to break down this week. Temperatures are expected to decrease and humidity gradually increase as an onshore flow and more typical fall weather patterns take hold by mid-week. There is a chance of rain by Friday with a stronger system possible by next Saturday/Sunday. Fire activity is expected to decrease as this weather pattern takes hold. We will update if conditions change.
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.
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.