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.
Changes in Winter Activity Schedule Announced
Budget uncertainties lead to changes in visitor services this winter. More »
For information about research related to fire in the Olympic Mountains, check out the following links:
--"Subalpine Tree Reestablishment After Fire in the Olympic Mountains, Washington." James K. Agee and Larry Smith
--"Fire and Fuels Management: Definitions, Ambiguous Terminology, and References." Compiled by George Wooten.
--"A Fire Cycle Model Based on Climate for the Olympic Mountains, Washington." James K. Agee and R. Flewelling.
--"Characteristics of Large Lightning Fires in the Olympic Mountains, Washington." Mark H. Huff and James K. Agee.
--"Vegetation Response to Prescribed Fire in Douglas-fir Forests, Olympic National Park" Richard W. Fonda and Elizabeth P. Binney
Did You Know?
Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.