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.
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?
Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.