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 ARAMARK to Operate Log Cabin Resort within Olympic National Park
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Olympic National Park, WA – ARAMARK Parks and Destinations has been selected to be awarded a new 10-year concession contract to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, non-motorized boat rentals, and related services at Log Cabin Resort within Olympic National Park.
ARAMARK currently manages Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, Lake Crescent Lodge, Fairholme Store, and Hurricane Ridge Gifts & Snack Bar within Olympic National Park, and Lake Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Forest.
ARAMARK has been managing Log Cabin Resort under a temporary concession contract since 2012.During the temporary contract, the park has made numerous improvements to the facilities to improve the visitor experience, and will undertake an improvement program during the term of the 10-year contract.
Concessioners fill a vital role in helping the National Park Service carry out its mission by operating publicly owned facilities and offering high-quality commercial visitor services at reasonable prices.As required by the 1998 Concession Management Improvement Act, the NPS solicited for proposals from April 30 through June 25, 2013, for the commercial services provided at Log Cabin within Olympic National Park.
Did You Know?
That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.