Ditch Maintenance Along Park Roads: Motorists May Encounter Delays
Motorists may encounter delays along Sol Duc Road (9/30 - 10/1), Whiskey Bend Road (10/2), Deer Park Road (10/7-10/8), and Hurricane Ridge Road (10/9 - 10/10) due to routine cleaning of roadway drainage ditches.
Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
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?
The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.