• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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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 »

Pets

To protect park wildlife, to provide for you and your pet's safety and to help all visitors enjoy the park, please observe the following rules:

Pets are permitted (leashed only, maximum 6' length) in park campgrounds, picnic areas, and parking lots; they are also allowed on the following trails and ocean beaches:

  • Spruce Railroad Trail (Olympic Discovery Trail)
  • Peabody Creek Trail
  • All Kalaloch Beaches (from Ruby Beach south to South Beach)
  • Rialto Beach, 0.8 mile north to Ellen Creek only (day use only)
  • Pets are prohibited on any other trails, beaches, in the park's designated wilderness, in public buildings or in boats on park rivers.

Other stipulations:

 

Leashed pets are allowed on trails in Olympic National Forest. Please note that this is a different entity than Olympic National Park.

Please keep your pet free of seeds.

Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

Did You Know?

DYK fisher release

Fishers (members of the weasel family, related to minks and otters) were reintroduced to Olympic National Park in 2008-10. They are native to the forests of Washington, including the Olympic Peninsula, but disappeared due to overtrapping in the late 1800s/early 1900s and habitat loss.