Ditch Maintenance Along Park Roads: Motorists May Encounter Delays
Motorists may encounter delays along Sol Duc Road (9/30 - 10/1), Whiskey Bend Road (10/2), Deer Park Road (10/7-10/8), and Hurricane Ridge Road (10/9 - 10/10) due to routine cleaning of roadway drainage ditches.
Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
Ecosystem type: Coastal Forest and Ocean Beach
Permits/Reservations: Reservations are required for camping in the Ozette area between May 1 and September 30. In the Off-season, permits can be picked up at the WIC in Port Angeles.
Campsites: Primary destinations are Sand Point and Cape Alava. Click on links for maps.
Stock: Prohibited on all park beaches and beach trails.
Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent more stringent camping regulations from being imposed. Camp in pre-existing sites or on sand to prevent damage to vegetation.
Did You Know?
Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.