Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
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?
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.