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.
Hurricane Ridge Road Closure for guard-rail work
Tueday, June 18 (6:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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.
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?
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.