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 »
Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Species
Some nonnative species can be harmful to native species (including endangered species), natural ecosystems, or even human health. Nonnatives are also called "exotics" or "alien."
For example, nonnative Himalayan blackberries picked by campers and left behind in the park could sprout and eventually smother native shrubs like huckleberry or salal.
Harmful or aggressive nonnative species, like Himalayan blackberry or Japanese knotweed, are called "invasive."
Invasive Exotic Plants
Invasive exotic plants, also called "noxious weeds," are a serious threat to wild lands (other serious threats include habitat degradation and global warming).
We can slow the spread of weeds with help from visitors like you.
How You Can Help!
During your visit to Olympic National Park keep the following tips in mind to avoid transporting seeds
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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.