Ditch Maintenance Along Park Roads: Motorists May Encounter Delays
Motorists may encounter delays along Sol Duc Road (9/30 - 10/1), Whiskey Bend Road (10/2), Deer Park Road (10/7-10/8), and Hurricane Ridge Road (10/9 - 10/10) due to routine cleaning of roadway drainage ditches.
Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
Friends of Olympic National Park to Host Free Salmon-Watching Event Saturday, September 29
Contact: Dick Kott, 360-457-0933
Port Angeles - The Friends of Olympic National Park (FONP) will host a unique public event from 10 am – 12 noon on Saturday, September 29 at Salmon Cascades in the Sol Duc area of Olympic National Park. This event will be offered on National Public Lands Day, when all park entrance fees are waived.
“We invite anyone interested in watching and learning more about salmon to stop by Salmon Cascades on Saturday morning,” said FONP President Larry Stetson. “Dick Goin, well-known local fish expert, and FONP Board Member Dick Kott will be there to share their knowledge.”
Sol Duc summer coho have been recently observed at Salmon Cascades.
“We’re grateful to the Friends for hosting this free public event, especially on National Public Lands Day when park entrance fees are waived,” added Superintendent Bill Laitner. “A chance to watch salmon jumping up the cascades is always a thrill, and having Dick Goin there makes this an opportunity not to be missed.”
For more information about the Friends, people can check http://www.friendsonp.org. The annual membership fee is $20 for individuals, $25 for families and $10 for students and current members of the armed services.
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.