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.
Tenth Annual Perspectives Program Series
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
The schedule for the remainder of this season’s Perspectives series has been announced and is presented below. The next program will be offered at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Tuesday, February 10. Set for 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from November through May, this year’s series will highlight the variety of resources protected by the park.
All programs take place at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles. All are offered free of charge and are co-sponsored by the Friends of Olympic National Park. Seating is limited and attendees are urged to arrive early.
“We are pleased to invite our friends and neighbors to enjoy these informative programs about the park,” said Superintendent Karen Gustin. “We are grateful to the Friends of Olympic National Park for their ongoing support of the Perspectives program.”
Friends of Olympic National Park President Larry Stetson added, “Part of the Friends’ mission is to promote public understanding and enjoyment of the Park and we are pleased to co-sponsor this year's outstanding schedule of programs.”
February 10 – Climate Change & the Rivers, Glaciers, and Forests of the Pacific Northwest
March 10 – Fishers Return to Olympic: An Update on Reintroduction
April 14 – Mapping the Unseen World of the Forest Canopy
May 13 – Peninsula and Huxley Colleges Present: Elwha Field Research Reports
Did You Know?
That Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow? At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S.