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Altair Campground to Open

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Date: July 30, 2012

Altair Campground to Open

Altair Campground will re-open August 1 and remain open through September 16.The campground was closed for the month of July to ensure visitor safety while contractors used a series of controlled blasts to lower the Glines Canyon Dam.

"We realize Altair Campground is a special place for many of our visitors and we recognize the inconvenience the closure has meant for them," said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Todd Suess."Although visitor safety necessitated closing the campground for the month of July, we are pleased to be able to keep the campground open for an extended season through mid-September."

Visitors are reminded that the Glines Canyon Dam and the former Elwha Dam site are still active construction areas and are closed to all public entry.

Webcams of the dam removals are available through the Olympic National Park website (http://www.nps.gov/olym/) or directly at http://www.video-monitoring.com/construction/olympic/js.htm and provide updated images throughout daylight hours.

More information about Elwha River Restoration, including weekly updates, is available at the Olympic National Park website, nps.gov/olym and at facebook/elwhariverrestoration.

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.