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 »
Work Scheduled for East Beach Road and Lyre River Road: Minor Delays Anticipated
Contact: Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Motorists traveling on East Beach Road and Lyre River Road along the north shore of Lake Crescent may encounter delays of up to 20 minutes as crews resurface two short segments of road on Tuesday, August 20. Work is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until approximately 4:30 p.m.
Crews will patch the roadways to provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists.
Motorists are advised to slow down, drive with caution, and watch for workers, equipment, and traffic control devices.
Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park's recorded information line at 360-565-3131 or online at nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.
Did You Know?
Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.