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 »
Motorists Advised to Expect Minor Delays Starting August 8 on Sol Duc Road
Contact: Dave Reynolds, 360-457-0715
Visitors to Olympic National Park’s Sol Duc Valley should expect one-lane traffic and delays of up to 20 minutes beginning Monday, August 8.
Anderson Environmental of Kelso, Wash. is the contractor for the Sol Duc Road repair project. Preparatory work began July 18, and traffic delays are expected while the contractor works to repair slumping of the road between Mileposts 5 and 9.
Beginning August 10, the Clallam County Public Utility District will install electrical conduit and manholes. Power outages will occur August 10 – 12 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, Sol Duc campground and Eagle Ranger Station.
Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park’s information line at 360-565-3131 or online at nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.
Obstruction Point Road to
Re-Open This Weekend
Drivers should use caution when operating their vehicles along the road’s soft shoulder areas.
Snowdrifts up to six feet in height had delayed the road’s scheduled July 1 opening. The first three miles of road were re-opened for the summer season on July 15.
One-Hour Delays Expected Along
Upper Hoh Road for County Bridge Repair
Access Now Closed to Elwha and
Glines Canyon Dams
Olympic Hot Springs Road was gated at a point just beyond Altair campground on August 1, so that Barnard can prepare the Glines Canyon Dam area for dam removal, which starts in mid-September. There is no access to the Olympic Hot Springs from the Elwha Valley. Access to other areas in the Elwha Valley, including Madison Falls, Elwha and Altair campgrounds and the Elwha Ranger Station remains open.
Both closures are necessary to ensure public safety through the dam removal phase of the Elwha River Restoration project and to allow the contractor to perform their work safely and efficiently.
Did You Know?
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.