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.
Veterans Day 2012
Olympic National Park will join national park units around the country in waiving entrance fees for all visitors to the park this weekend, November 10-12, in honor of U.S. Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
"We are grateful for the service and sacrifice of our veterans and service men and women," said Acting Superintendent Todd Suess. "We invite to you enjoy Olympic National Park, one of our country's national treasures, during this holiday weekend of reflection and gratitude."
Entrance fee waivers during the holiday weekend apply to all public lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture.
Park visitors are reminded that the fee-free designation applies to entrance fees only and does not affect fees for camping, reservations, tours, or use of concessions.
Did You Know?
That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.