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.
Olympic National Park 75th Anniversary
Your Park, Your Heritage
In establishing Olympic National Park, Congress defined the park's purpose as to:
We invite you to join us in celebrating the 75th anniversary of Olympic National Park in 2013.
Discover Your Park
Discover Your Heritage
The story of Olympic National Park's past, present, and future is one shared by many diverse cultures and people. It is a story that has deeply-rooted personal connections. Interwoven throughout the outstanding and diverse landscape of Olympic National Park is an array of cultural and historic sites that tell the human story of this park. Click here to discover the history of Olympic National Park.
"People have lived in and loved this spectacular place since time immemorial. Even as we celebrate the park's first 75 years, we realize that the National Park Service is still a newcomer to the area. This anniversary gives us a chance to reflect on the outstanding natural and cultural heritage protected within the park."
- Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum
Did You Know?
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.