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.
Changes in Winter Activity Schedule Announced
Budget uncertainties lead to changes in visitor services this winter. More »
Please do your part to protect yourself, park wildlife and other visitors by properly securing your food.
In many areas, a bear canister is the only good way of securing food.
Bear canisters are required in some areas of the park's wilderness backcountry.
Many people, after using a bear canister for the first time, never go back to hanging food because of the convenience and other benefits of using bear canisters.
List of Approved Bear Canisters
Did You Know?
That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.