• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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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 »

Olympic National Park Welcomes Visitors to Enjoy Fall in the Park!

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Date: October 17, 2013
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985

With relief and enthusiasm, Olympic National Park staff is returning to work this morning and reopening the park to visitors. All park roads, trails and facilities normally scheduled to be open at this time of year are being reopened as quickly as possible; all will be open by 4:00 p.m. today.

"We are proud of the work we do on behalf of the American people, and we're thrilled to be able to get back to work and re-open the park," said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. "We welcome our visitors and invite them to come enjoy the beautiful fall colors and crisp weather."

Staff is currently working to reopen all park roads and facilities, in accordance with the park's routine seasonal schedule. 

Olympic National Park Visitor Center is open and is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

Crews are currently working to clear snow from the Hurricane Ridge Road, where sizable drifts have accumulated at some of the higher elevations. The road will reopen as soon as safely possible. The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center and Snack Bar will also reopen as soon as possible. 

Crews are working this morning to remove barricades and reopen parking areas along the Kalaloch coastal area. All areas are expected to be open by 4:00 p.m. today.

The Deer Park and Obstruction Point roads are both closed for the season.

The Lake Crescent Lodge is opening today. Log Cabin Resort and the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort are closed for the season. The Kalaloch Lodge is already open.

The Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and the Forks Recreation Information Center are open Friday through Sunday in October. Staircase, Elwha, Lake Crescent, Hoh, Mora, Ozette, Queets, Quinault areas will all open today.

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