• Olympic: Three Parks in One


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  • Enchanted Valley Temporarily Closed to Camping September 1-14

    To protect contractor and visitor safety, Enchanted Valley will be temporarily closed to all public camping during the relocation of Enchanted Valley Chalet. Hikers and stock users may continue to travel through the valley, must be escorted by park staff. More »

  • 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 »

Work Scheduled for Hurricane Ridge Road: Minor Delays Anticipated

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Date: July 19, 2012

Work Scheduled for Hurricane Ridge Road: Minor Delays Anticipated

Work to repair damaged guardrails on the lower five miles of Hurricane Ridge Road between the intersection with Mount Angeles Road and Heart O' the Hills, is scheduled for July 24 through 26.

The following Monday and Tuesday, July 30 through 31, workers will brush and stripe the road from the intersection with Mount Angeles Road to the top of Hurricane Ridge. Hurricane Ridge Road will remain open throughout the work period, but traffic will be restricted to one lane through work zones and delays of up to 20 minutes should be expected.Work will only occur on weekdays; no holiday or weekend work is scheduled.

"We recognize the inconvenience this work may represent to some of our visitors, and we ask the public for their understanding and patience," said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent, Todd Suess."We urge people to use caution and to call our recorded hotline for current road conditions, 360-565-3131."

Olympic National Park visitors can check on the status of park roads online by accessing nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.

Did You Know?

DYK fisher release

Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.