• Olympic: Three Parks in One


    National Park Washington

There are park alerts in effect.
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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 »

Guiding in the Park

Pacific Alpine Guides  in ONP

Guided Climb in the Olympics

Tyler Reid - Pacific Alpine Guides

For-profit and nonprofit organizations must have special permission to run trips in the Park.

Over fifty for-profit and nonprofit groups run over 200 trips in the park for over 2,000 visitors every year. For-profit groups are required to obtain a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA), and nonprofit groups are required to obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP) before running trips in the park. This does not include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other membership organizations without paid staff leading trips.

Call the Concessions Specialist at (360) 565-3007 to start the application process.

Groups cannot register for permits without the CUA or SUP.

If your group is a nonprofit organization, click here for the Special Use Permit (SUP) page with the SUP application, Permit Request Form, and Fee Grid.

If your group is a for-profit company, click here for the Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) page with the CUA application, Permit Request Form, and CUA Risk Form.

Did You Know?

closeup of cow elk face

Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.