• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • 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.

Park Planning

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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.

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Current Olympic National Park Planning Projects

Current park planning documents are posted on the Olympic National Park pages at the National Park Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website.

 

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

The Final General Management Plan was released in March 2008. The planning process will be complete when a Record of Decision is signed, scheduled for early this summer.

The Draft General Management Plan was open for public review and comment between June 16 and September 30, 2006.

Five hundred individual comment letters were received, along with seven form letters and three petitions. Along with the hundreds of individuals who responded, 48 interest groups, 13 businesses, 16 local, state, or federal agencies, and five tribes wrote comments about the Draft GMP.

Nearly all of the comment letters are now posted online at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) site.

Several letters, listed below by tracking number, are posted here due to file size limitations on the PEPC site.

Letter 191180 (5.8 MB PDF)

Letter 191222 (6.7 MB PDF)

Letter 191253 (11.3 MB PDF)

 

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?

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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.