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.
Obstruction Point Road Fully Open
Obstruction Point Road to Fully Open This Weekend
Obstruction Point Road will be fully open to public access on Friday, July 27. Road crews are nearly finished clearing snow and grading the road surface between Waterhole and the road's terminus at the Obstruction Point trailhead.
Snowdrifts up to six feet in height had delayed the road's scheduled mid-July opening. The first three miles of road were re-opened for the summer season on July 13.
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.
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.
Did You Know?
Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.