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 »
Guiding in the Park
Tyler Reid - Pacific Alpine Guides
Please contact us if your organization employs paid staff and are planning to bring students or clients into Olympic National Park. Your organization will need a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) or a Special Use Permit (SUP) depending on the type of organization you are with. Park staff is eager to help you share the park's unique wilderness classroom with your students or clients.
Commercial (For-Profit) Groups
A "Commercial Use Authorization" (CUA) authorizes for-profit companies to guide clients overnight in Olympic's backcountry. Completed applications must be received by the park's concessions office by May 1st each year.
If your organization is a school, college or is a 501(c)3 or other non-profit your group will need to obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP). Completed applications must be received by the park's concessions office by May 1st each year.
Did You Know?
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...