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 »
National Park Service selects DNC Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc. to operate the Kalaloch Lodge and other commercial services within Olympic National Park
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Contact: Kimberley Gagliolo, 415-623-2227
DNC Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc. has been selected to be awarded a new 10-year concession contract to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, fuel, and firewood sales all located within the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park.
DNC Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc. is a subsidiary of the New York-based Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc. and has over 70 years of hospitality experience in a variety of venues including operating concessions within National Park Service (NPS) sites, including Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.
"Kalaloch has a long history as a resort destination, beginning in 1925 with the establishment of Becker's Ocean Resort," remarked Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Todd Suess. "The area is still a popular destination, and we look forward to working with DNC Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch as we continue to welcome and serve our visitors," he said.
Concessioners fill a vital role in helping the NPS carry out its mission by operating publicly owned facilities and offering high-quality commercial visitor services at reasonable prices. As required by the 1998 Concessions Management Improvement Act, the NPS solicited for proposals from May 5 through September 15, 2011, for the commercial services provided at Kalaloch within Olympic National Park. Offerors were evaluated on their responses to questions asked, including how to collaborate with the federally recognized tribes of the Olympic Peninsula on educating the visiting public though development of interpretive programs and promoting employment opportunities. Additional guidelines used to evaluate proposals can be found online at www.nps.gov/commercialservices.For information about DNC Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc., contact Glen White at (716) 858-5753 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit them online at http://www.delawarenorth.com.
Did You Know?
That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.