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 »
Lodging Within Olympic National Park (Park Concessionaires)
On Lake Crescent's south shore, about 25 miles west of Port Angeles is Lake Crescent Lodge. The lodge has cabins, motel rooms and rooms in the historic lodge building, along with a dining room, lounge and coffee bar, gift shop and boat rentals.
Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort offers cabins, hot spring pools, a dining room, poolside deli and a grocery store. An RV park with hookups is also available. The resort is located 40 miles west of Port Angeles.
On the park's Pacific Coast, the Kalaloch Lodge has cabins, motel and lodge rooms, along with a dining room and grocery store. This lodge is about 90 miles southwest of Port Angeles, on U.S. 101.
Lodging Outside the Park
North Olympic Peninsula Lodging Information (includes Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Forks, Sekiu and Clallam Bay)
Hood Canal Area Lodging Information (includes Hoodsport, Lake Cushman, Belfair, Shelton)
Lake Quinault Area Lodging Information (includes Lake Quinault and Amanda Park)
Did You Know?
That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.