• Olympic: Three Parks in One


    National Park Washington

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  • 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.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • 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 »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Educational Fee Waivers

young girl with female ranger

Park entrance fees may be waived for school group visits when class curriculum relates to park resources.

To obtain the waiver, please fax a written request to the Fee Program Office at (360) 565-3093.

The request should:

  • be on school letterhead
  • request an educational fee waiver of entrance fees
  • describe the curriculum as it relates to the park visit (one or two sentences)
  • list the trip date(s) and approximate number of participants in the group(s).

If a fax is not available, mail the request to: Olympic National Park Fee Program Office, 600 East, Park Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Please note that an educational fee waiver is not necessary if:

  • the students are under age 16;
  • all other passengers are employed or volunteering for the school; AND
  • the transportation vehicles are owned by the school district.

Entrance fees do not apply when these conditions exist.

Entrance fee waivers do not waive wilderness camping fees or commercial permit fees.

Please call (360) 565-3090 with any questions about the park’s fee program.

Did You Know?

View of the Elwha Valley

Did you know that in 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. The Olympic Wilderness is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. More...