• Olympic: Three Parks in One


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  • 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 »

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.

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Lower Elwha Fish Hatchery
The presolicitation notice for this project was issued on June 25, 2009. The 45-day solicitation period will open on or about July 9.

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.

Further Assistance
If you need further information or assistance, please contact David Thomas by calling (303) 969-2166, by email to david_thomas@nps.gov, 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?

closeup of cow elk face

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.