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.
Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)
Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.
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 »
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?
Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.