Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7
The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.
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?
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.