• 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.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Park Seeks Firewood Vendor

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Date: May 23, 2008
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 lisa_hilt@nps.gov 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?

snow covered forest and meadow

That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.