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.
Public Invited to Community Open House; Olympic National Park, Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Olympic National Park to Co-Host
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Sequim Chamber Executive Director Vickie Maples and Olympic National Park Superintendent Karen Gustin invite community members and park neighbors to an open house at the Sequim Visitor Information Center on Tuesday, September 30 from 5:00 – 6:30. The Visitor Information Center is located at 1192 East Washington Street in Sequim.
“I’m very eager to meet people from the Sequim area and am grateful to the Sequim Chamber and the Friends of Olympic National Park for hosting this event with us,” said Superintendent Gustin.
“The Sequim Chamber of Commerce understands the important role the Olympic National Park plays in the vitality our community,” said Vickie Maples, Executive Director, Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce. “We’re pleased to extend an invitation to every member of the community to join us at the Visitor Information Center to personally welcome Superintendent Gustin. We are looking forward to this open house as a chance to continue building the relationship between the park and the Sequim business community.”
“The Friends of Olympic National Park promote the continued use and enjoyment of all the wonderful recreational opportunities of Olympic National Park,” said Larry Stetson, President, Friends of Olympic National Park. “We welcome Karen Gustin and her family to Olympic National Park and Port Angeles and we look forward to working with her.”
Open houses are being scheduled for other peninsula communities, including one in Quinault on October 22. Additional details will be announced when the schedule has been finalized.
Did You Know?
Did you know that in 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. The Olympic Wilderness is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. More...