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 from Upper Lake Mills Trail downstream to the Highway 112 bridge, except for the stretch between Altair Campground and the Highway 101 bridge.
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.
Olympic National Park’s Obstruction Point Road Open Three Miles to Waterhole
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?
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.