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  • 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 »

Safety Improvements Scheduled for Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent

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Date: September 28, 2012
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985

As part of routine maintenance on Highway 101 along Lake Crescent, workers will begin rock scaling and bolting of a cliff face at Milepost 228 just west of Sledgehammer Point on Monday, October 5.The work is scheduled for completion on November 2.Rock scaling and bolting is done periodically in this area to reinforce the cliff face and lessen the chance of rock falling onto the road.

To accommodate construction equipment and provide for public safety, the road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic during construction.Visitors should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

Flaggers and pilot cars will guide motorists through the active construction areas on weekdays; temporary traffic signals will be installed for weekend and evening travel.

Oversized vehicles are encouraged to use an alternate route.

"We urge motorists to use caution and drive slowly through work zones as this maintenance project is completed," said Todd Suess, Acting Superintendent of Olympic National Park.

Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park's information line at 360-565-3131 or online at nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.

Did You Know?

closeup of cow elk face

Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.