Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7
The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.
Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5
Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »
Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats
NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »
Safety Advisory: Rabies
Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »
Olympic National Park Seeks Campground Firewood Vendor
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Olympic National Park is seeking persons or groups who are interested in supplying dry firewood for sale at Staircase Campground.
A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) will be issued for this business activity. Under terms of the CUA, dry burnable firewood packaged for sale in one cubic foot tied bundles must be furnished for sale to campers from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 2013 - 2014.Wood must be supplied on a regular basis throughout the summer and a schedule showing when wood will be available to the public must be posted at the campground.
The selected CUA holder must provide comprehensive general liability insurance against claims while carrying out the activities and operations of the permit.The CUA can be authorized for up to a two year period.
For additional information or to receive a permit application, persons may call Lisa Hilt, park concessions specialist, at (360) 565-3007 or write to 600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362.Applications must be received by Olympic National Park no later than April 30, 2013.
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.