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 »
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.
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?
The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.