Ditch Maintenance Along Park Roads: Motorists May Encounter Delays
Motorists may encounter delays along Sol Duc Road (9/30 - 10/1), Whiskey Bend Road (10/2), Deer Park Road (10/7-10/8), and Hurricane Ridge Road (10/9 - 10/10) due to routine cleaning of roadway drainage ditches.
Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
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?
The Belted Kingfisher will hover in place directly over a river, lake, or pond, watching for fish before diving to catch them.