• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • 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
Current Hours: Before May 12 Monday through Friday 8am to noon & 12:30pm to 4:30pm; May 3 and 10 open 9am to 5pm

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:

  • Wilderness (Backcountry) Camping Permits for all of Olympic National Park.
  • Advance reservations for limited use wilderness areas within Olympic National Park.
  • Wilderness trip planning assistance (trail information, trail conditions, safety concerns).
  • Wilderness education (Leave No Trace, food storage, safety).
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?

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.