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.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River between Upper Lake Mills Trail to Altair Campground.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Volunteer Opportunity This Saturday at Lake Crescent East Beach
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Olympic National Park invites interested members of the public to join in a Lake Crescent East Beach Clean Up this Saturday, April 28.
The clean up begins at 10:00 a.m.; anyone interested in volunteering should check in with project coordinators at the East Beach parking lot. All ages are welcome, although some of the clean up activities may not appropriate for children under seven years. Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear old clothes they’re willing to get dirty. Visitors are also encouraged to bring lunches and make a day of helping clean up the Lake Crescent area.
Like much of the park, East Beach sustained winter storm damage including downed trees, broken picnic tables and damaged from high water. Volunteers are sought to help with a wide variety of tasks are available including removing downed trees, raking picnic areas and repairing visitor use areas.
“The East Beach day use area is a popular summer destination and a day of volunteer service will help get it ready for the season,” said Superintendent Bill Laitner. “We also know that many visitors are concerned about this winter’s storm damage – this is a great way for people to pitch in and help with the recovery.”
This is the first of many volunteer work days planned for summer months. There are also opportunities for groups to support storm damage clean up.
Anyone looking for more information about the East Beach Clean Up or other volunteer opportunities is encouraged to call the volunteer office at 360-565-3141 or contact volunteer coordinator Maggie Tyler by email at Maggie_Tyler@nps.gov.
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.