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.
Hurricane Ridge Road Closure for guard-rail work
Tueday, June 18 (6:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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.
Elwha Construction Contracts
This page provides information for construction contractors who are interested in participating in the Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Project and would like to be kept informed of upcoming contracting opportunities.
Lower Elwha Fish Hatchery
This project consists of the construction of a fish hatchery including site improvements, water supply and drainage pipelines, water supply wells, two buildings, fish culture facilities including raceways, ponds, and adult holding ponds, a fish ladder and related mechanical and electrical systems. Also included are improvements to the access road to the site as well as widening of a road leading to the site. The site is located on the Lower Elwha Klallam Indian Reservation, approximately 6 miles west of Port Angeles.
The estimated price of this project is over $18 million; the time for completion is approximately 16 months. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2009. Read the full Presolicition Notice on the FedBizOpps website.
Construction of the Lower Elwha Fish Hatchery is one of nearly 800 projects totaling $750 million across the National Park Service that will be completed with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
General Information on Government Contracting
The National Business Center IDEAS-EC Website provides detailed information on how to find and submit proposals for Department of Interior contracts.
The National Park Service – Denver Service Center has prepared information to assist potential contractors in using the IDEAS-EC website. To access, click the following link: NBC Website Instructions
Potential contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration System (CCR) and in the On-line Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) in order to do business with the Federal Government. Links to these websites are provided at the IDEAS-EC website.
If you need further information or assistance, please contact David Thomas by calling (303) 969-2166, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by FAX (303) 987-6646, or by mail to National Park Service, Denver Service Center, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, Colorado 80225.
Did You Know?
That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.