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.
New Concessioner Takes Reins at Olympic National Park’s Kalaloch Lodge
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
DNC Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc. has begun operating Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park as the park's newest concessioner.
Last May, DNC Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch, Inc. was awarded a new 10-year concession contract to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, fuel, and firewood sales located within the Kalaloch area of Olympic National Park.
"Kalaloch is a popular destination with a long history of visitor service," remarked Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Todd Suess."We welcome DNC Parks & Resorts at Kalaloch and look forward to working with them," he said.
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.
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.
Located along Olympic National Park's 73-mile coastline, Kalaloch is well-known for its wide sandy beach and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.Information about visiting Kalaloch, as well as other information about Olympic National Park can be found at www.nps.gov/olym.
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.