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.
Elwha River Closures
Boating is prohibited on the Elwha River from Upper Lake Mills Trail downstream to the Highway 112 bridge, except for the stretch between Altair Campground and the Highway 101 bridge.
Changes to Visitor Services Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across the board budget cuts, some visitor services at Olympic National Park have changed. See the Plan Your Visit section for more information.
Olympic National Park seeks plant-loving individuals to assist in revegetating the Elwha River, the Park's largest watershed. Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff with various aspects of the project, including native plant propagation and care, replanting of dewatered reservoirs in the Elwha River Valley, and post-installation site-monitoring. Volunteer opportunities with the Elwha Revegetation Project take place at the Matt Albright Native Plant Center and in the dewatered reservoirs of Lake Mills and Lake Aldwell in the Elwha River Valley.
Year-round volunteer opportunities are available at the Matt Albright Native Plant Center, located east of Port Angeles in Robin Hill Farm County Park.
Opportunities to assist with replanting the dewatered reservoirs in the Elwha River Valley will begin in fall 2012; planting season runs from October into March.
Contact Jill Zarzeczny at 360-565-3047.
Did You Know?
Olympic National Park protects the largest unmanaged herd of Roosevelt elk in the world. Olympic was almost named "Elk National Park" and was established in part to protect these stately animals.