• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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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 »

Fire Jobs

Olympic Fuels Crew

Olympic Fire Crew

NPS photo

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.

 
Firefighters on scene

Olympic NP firefighters assisting on a fire in LaGrande, OR

NPS photo

For information about wildland firefighting jobs, click here:

--NPS Fire Jobs

--USFS Fire Jobs

--WA DNR Fire Jobs

Did You Know?

Mt. Olympus in winter

That Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow? At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S.