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  • 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 »

Newsletter Archive

man helps woman at information desk

Olympic National Park Newsletter
October 3, 2008

Changes to Wilderness Info Center
Public Meeting Next Week
NPS Mourns Fallen USFS Officer

 
two bull elk sparring

Olympic National Park Newsletter
September 12, 2008

Elk Bugling in the Hoh Rain Forest
Coho Photo
Hurricane Ridge Road Reconstruction Update

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
July 3, 2008

Enjoy the Fourth!
Seasonal Employee Training
Acting Superintendent Honored

 
two people outside a building

Olympic National Park Newsletter
June 20, 2008

Accessibility Survey
Bugler Online Now

 
 
ranger at information desk

Olympic National Park Newsletter
May 23, 2008

Ready for Memorial Day
Chief of Resource Education to Retire
Firewood Suppliers Sought

 
queets river

Olympic National Park Newsletter
May 9, 2008

Queets Access Restored
Hoh Rain Forest Update
Beach Cleanup Report

 
april 25

Olympic National Park Newsletter
April 25, 2008

New Superintendent
Things to Do
Hurricane Ridge Views

 
skunk cabbage

Olympic National Park Newsletter
March 21, 2008

Park Prepares for Spring!
New Photos

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
January 18, 2008

Hurricane Ridge Update
Employee Honored
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
December 21, 2007

Avalanche Training
Holiday Greetings

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
December 7, 2007

Storm Damage Photo Gallery
Olympic NP Ornament at White House
Avalanche Workshop

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
November 23, 2007

Wind's Effects in Elwha Valley
Chinese National Park Delegation
Visitation Update

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
October 19, 2007

Salmon Cascades update
New concessions contracts

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
October 9, 2007

New observatory station to track Earth's plates
Park visitation jumps

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
September 21, 2007

Biologists Swim 42 Miles in Elwha River
Fisher Reintroduction Plan
Things To Do This Month

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
August 31, 2007

Fall Colors
New Park Maintenance Chief
Rangers Make Drug Bust

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
August 17, 2007

Elwha Restoration News
Volunteers to be Honored
August in the High Country

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
August 3, 2007

Twenty Years of Visitor Service
SCA Celebrates 50 Year Partnership
Passing of Matt Albright

 

Olympic National Park Newsletter
June 15, 2007

Volunteer Groups Lend a Hand
Park Employee Recognized
Elwha Volunteer Event Scheduled

Did You Know?

star-shaped purple flowers growing in a crack of a rock

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.