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.
Olympic National Park staffs three type VI wildland engines with 2-3 firefighters each. The park also staffs a 10 person hazard fuels reduction crew when funding is available. During fire season, Olympic National Park works closely with the US Forest Service and Washington Department of Natural Resources who also hire firefighters on the Olympic Penninsula. Check out the links below for more information about jobs in wildland fire.
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.