Ditch Maintenance Along Park Roads: Motorists May Encounter Delays
Motorists may encounter delays along Sol Duc Road (9/30 - 10/1), Whiskey Bend Road (10/2), Deer Park Road (10/7-10/8), and Hurricane Ridge Road (10/9 - 10/10) due to routine cleaning of roadway drainage ditches.
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 Seeks Firewood Vendor
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Olympic National Park is seeking persons or groups who are interested in supplying dry firewood for the next two years in several of the park’s campgrounds, including Heart O’the Hills, Altair, Elwha and Deer Park and Mora campground. Two Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) will be issued; one will include the four campgrounds in the Port Angeles area while a second will cover the Mora campground.
The selected CUA holders will be required to furnish dry burnable firewood packaged for sale in one cubic foot tied bundles during the time period Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 2008 – 2009. (This year, firewood will be required once the CUAs are finalized.) A schedule showing when wood will be available to the public must be posted at the campgrounds. The CUA holders will provide comprehensive general liability insurance against claims while carrying out the activities and operations of the permit. The CUA can be authorized for up to a two year period.
For more detailed information and to receive a Commercial Use Authorization application, persons should contact the park’s Concessions Specialist Lisa Hilt at (360) 565-3007 or in writing to email@example.com or 600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Applications must be received by Olympic National Park no later than June 30, 2008.
Did You Know?
The old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest produce three times the biomass (living or once living material) of tropical rain forests. More...