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 »
Wind and Rain Damage to Olympic National Park
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Park crews are cutting their way through numerous downed trees today, as they attempt to access park entrance roads, make damage assessments and begin repairs. Only Kalaloch is open today, although travel is not recommended at this time.
With Highway 101 closed at Lake Crescent and Highway 112 only recently reopened, park staff has been challenged in reaching the park’s west side destinations. Earlier today, maintenance and ranger staff were ferried across Lake Crescent by boat in order to reach the park’s west side.
A summary of known damage follows.
Dosewallips, Staircase and Queets Roads remain closed due to previous damage and unsafe conditions. The Deer Park Road is closed for the season.
Further information about park roads and facilities will be released once it is available.
For current road information, people should call the Olympic National Park recorded road and weather information line at 360-565-3131.
Did You Know?
Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.