Spruce Railroad Trail Closed from Lyre River Trailhead to Devil’s Punchbowl
The trail will be closed for improvements 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 »
General Location: 18 miles southwest of Sequim, WA in Upper Dungeness/Royal Creek area.
Trailhead: Upper Dungeness Trailhead (USFS)
Ecosystem type: Montane forest, subalpine meadow, subalpine lake basin
Permits/Reservations: Camping is limited between May 1 and September 30. Reservations required. Use the reservation form for permits year round.
Food Storage Method: Bear Canisters required - Trees in the Royal Basin area are not suitable for food hanging. No bear wires. Bear canisters are available to borrow from Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner and outdoor stores in Port Townsend and Bainbridge Island.
Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations. Camp in designated sites only in Royal Basin.
Did You Know?
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.