• 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.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • 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 »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Public Invited to Razor Clam Meeting

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Date: October 2, 2008
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005

National Park Service and Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists will hold an informational meeting about the Kalaloch razor clam population and projections about this year’s razor clam harvest.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 9 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Forks Library.

The biologists will discuss the status of the Kalaloch razor clam population, results of on-going research and monitoring of the razor clam population, and the forecast for the potential 2008-2009 harvest season.

Kalaloch Beach in Olympic National Park will remained closed until at least spring 2009 in order to allow the small clams that make up most of the population the opportunity to grow to a harvestable size.

Status and harvest predictions for the state’s southern razor clam beaches will also be discussed.

Did You Know?

dam with water flowing

Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.