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.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River from Upper Lake Mills Trail downstream to the Highway 112 bridge, except for the stretch between Altair Campground and the Highway 101 bridge.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Commercial Filming & Photography
It is the policy of the National Park Service to allow filming and photography consistent with the protection and public enjoyment of park resources. Therefore, the primary consideration in the evaluation of permit requests in Olympic National Park is the potential for resource damage and the disruption of normal visitor use.
Permits are not generally required for:
A request for a filming or photography permit may be denied if:
How to Apply
Then complete Form 10-932 [Word Document] and return it to the address on the form with a check for $100.00 made payable to the National Park Service. Contact the park's Film Permit Coordinator at (360) 565-3090 for a Microsoft Word version of the application form.
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.