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.
Changes in Winter Activity Schedule Announced
Budget uncertainties lead to changes in visitor services this winter. More »
Park Newsletter for August 17, 2007
Elwha Restoration News
A presolicitation notice for construction of the Elwha Water Facilities was posted on August 16 at the federal business opportunities website.
This is the second major Elwha restoration project contract to be announced this year. Both contracts involve construction of water quality protection facilities that must be completed before dam removal can begin. Construction of the Port Angeles Water Treatment Plant will begin this October, with additional projects to begin later in the year.
Volunteers to be Honored
Olympic's volunteers are to be recognized at the park's annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch on Wednesday, August 22.
Park staff will prepare and serve a special potluck lunch for this year's volunteers.
So far this year, volunteers have donated nearly 40,000 hours to Olympic National Park and its visitors. Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities, from helping wilderness visitors and monitoring and maintaining trails to staffing visitor center desks, presenting education programs and providing administrative support.
All 2007 Olympic National Park volunteers are invited to attend. For more information about the lunch, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Maggie Tyler at 360-565-3141.
Maggie Tyler -- NPS Photo
Explore Your Park
Even on cloudy days, Olympic's high country meadows offer a profusion of wildflowers and photo opportunities. Here, white American bistort flowers wave above the green of grass and sedge.
Want to see what it's like before you head out? Check our webcam page.
Did You Know?
The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.