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Olympic National Park’s Obstruction Point Road Open Three Miles to Waterhole

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Date: July 12, 2012

Beginning July 13, Obstruction Point Road will be open from Hurricane Ridge to Waterhole at Milepost 3.2.  Road crews continue to clear snow and grade the road surface between Waterhole and the road's terminus at the Obstruction Point trailhead.   

Snowdrifts - some of them still six feet deep - will delay full opening of the road, originally slated to occur mid-July.  Park officials now anticipate opening the rest of Obstruction Point Road by early August, dependent on weather conditions and road safety. 

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. 

The Obstruction Point Road is Olympic National Park's highest elevation road, leading from Hurricane Ridge (5,242 feet above sea level) approximately eight miles east to Obstruction Point at 6,150 feet.   It is typically open mid-July through mid-October, depending on snow and weather conditions.

Did You Know?

closeup of cow elk face

Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.