• A fallen tree supports new life in the coastal forest.

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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:
  • Fridays & Saturdays: 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Other days permits and bear cans are available through visitor center: 9:00am to 4:00pm daily
  • Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
 

Quinault (South Shore) Wilderness Information Office (360) 288-0232

Current Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm (Staffed by US Forest Service during winter) Closed Weekends and Holidays including Dec. 25, 26 and January 1.

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.

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