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.
High Divide Loop (7 Lakes Basin)
General Location: 15 miles south of Lake Crescent.
Ecosystem type: Old-growth forest, subalpine meadow, subalpine lake basin, montane forest
Food Storage Method: All food, garbage and scented items must be stored in park approved bear canisters in the Sol Duc/High Divide/7 Lakes Basin Loop area including all camps adjacent to and enclosed by the Deer Lake Trail, High Divide Trail, and Sol Duc River Trail (High Divide Loop), and adjacent camps along the Mink Lake Trail, East High Divide Trail, and Cat Basin area.
Camping limits are in place for all areas in the Sol Duc/7 Lakes Basin, Cat Basin & Swimming Bear Lake, Mink Lake, Little Divide and Hoh Lake/C.B Flats. Camping is in designated sites only. Group sites are located at Sevenmile Camp, Sol Duc Park, Deer Lake and at C.B. Flats along the Hoh Lake Trail.
Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations. Stay on established trails and camp in designated sites only. Avoid walking on or setting gear on vegetation next to campsites or trails to prevent damage.
Did You Know?
...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.