Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.
Wilderness Information Center
If you have questions about trails, permits, reservations, quotas, food storage requirements, weather or other wilderness related questions, contact a park ranger at the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles:
Phone Number: (360) 565-3100 If you can't get through, leave us a message and we will do our best to call you back. See website for Wilderness Reservations.
Email Address: e-mail us (backcountry questions only, please)
Mailing Address: Olympic National Park, WIC, 600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Our physical address is noted below.
Directions: Follow U.S. Highway 101 into Port Angeles. As you approach Race St., you will see a large brown sign for Hurricane Ridge/Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Turn left onto Race and drive 1 mile, just past Park St., to the visitor center. The WIC is located within the Visitor Center at 3002 Mt. Angeles Rd. MapQuest directions
Current Hours: Open 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm.
Quinault (South Shore) Wilderness Information Office (360) 288-0232
Starting May 12 Monday -Thursday 8am to 4:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays 8am to 5:30pm; Sundays and Holidays 9am to 4pm
Location: 2 miles from Highway 101 on South Shore Quinault Rd, next to the Lake Quinault Lodge.
Forks Information Station (CLOSED)
Staircase Ranger Station: (360) 877-5569
Current Hours: closed for the season
Services provided by the Wilderness Information Center:
Bear Canisters are available for loan. A suggested $3 per canister donation helps to perpetuate the program and provide education materials.
We sell topographic maps, guide books, field guides and issue free tide charts.
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.