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.
Park Newsletter October 3, 2008
NPS Photo by Bryan Bell
"One-Stop Shopping" at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center
Thanks to the park's buildings and utilities staff, the visitor center was extensively remodeled and renovated in order to accommodate the WIC information desk and provide office space for the WIC staff.
With the WIC now housed in the visitor center, the former WIC trailer can be removed and the area revegetated. And visitors can find answers to both wilderness and "front country" questions under the same roof.
NPS Mourns Slain USFS Officer
During the 90-minute service, Fairbanks was remembered as a dedicated and enthusiastic peace officer, with a quirky sense of humor and undying love for the resources she protected. Friends and her former pastor spoke of her devotion to family, particularly her 15-year old daughter Whitney, and to her community.
Fairbanks was killed on September 20 while on duty in the Olympic National Forest south of Sequim, Washington. More.
Razor Clam Public Meeting
Did You Know?
Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.