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 from Upper Lake Mills Trail downstream to the Highway 112 bridge, except for the stretch between Altair Campground and the Highway 101 bridge.
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.
2012 Spruce Railroad Trail Environmental Assessment (SRRT EA)
The SRRT EA was released on May 9, 2012 and is available for public review and comment through June 8, 2012.
Olympic National Park Mountain Goat Action Plan
The park's Mountain Goat Action Plan, updated in June 2011, contains examples of habituated or aggressive goat behavior, hazardous goat-human encounters, history of mountain goats on the Olympic Peninsula, and a continuum that outlines six types of observed goat behavior, appropriate responses, and a list of management action alternatives. Part of an overarching Nuisance and Hazardous Animal Plan.
Olympic National Park General Management Plan
Olympic National Park Long-Range Interpretive Plan
This Long-Range Interpretive Plan outlines recommendations for future interpretive services, facilities, and media. Park staff, partners, and stakeholders worked together to develop this comprehensive tool. It outlines educational and recreational opportunities for visitors to develop intellectual and emotional connections to the natural and cultural resources found within Olympic National Park. Our goal is to promote Olympic National Park’s resource values through planned visitor experiences and excellence in interpretation.
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.