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.
Changes in Winter Activity Schedule Announced
Budget uncertainties lead to changes in visitor services this winter. More »
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 (wilderness permits and information). 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 Friday & Saturday from 8am to 4pm and other days as staff are available.
Quinault (South Shore) Wilderness Information Office (360) 288-0232
Location: 2 miles from Highway 101 on South Shore Quinault Rd, next to the Lake Quinault Lodge.
Forks Information Station (360) 374-7566
Address: Forks Transit Center, 551 Forks Ave (Highway 101), Forks, WA 98331.
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?
Does this flower look familiar? The bunchberry, a common groundcover of Olympic's lowland forest, is closely related to the dogwood trees found throughout North America.