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 »
Protecting Wilderness Coast and Sanctuary Waters
Steve Fradkin, PhD, Coastal Ecologist, Olympic National Park
On December 18, 2012, Coast Guard searchers found a 185-ton dock that washed out to sea during the March 2011 tsunami in Japan. Located in an extremely rugged and remote section of Olympic National Park's wilderness coast and the Olympic National Marine Sanctuary, the dock posed a threat to visitor safety and had the potential to damage resources. Steve Fradkin, Olympic National Park Coastal Ecologist and a member of the multi-agency response team, will share his stories of the successful removal effort.
The Perspectives Winter Speaker Series takes place the second Tuesday of each month, November through April. Sponsored by Olympic National Park & the Friends of Olympic National Park.