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.
Support Your Park
Consider becoming a VIP-a participant in the Volunteers In Parks program, that is. The park could not function without the efforts of its dedicated volunteers. As a VIP you can help the park provide educational programs for visitors, assist rangers to protect the park's priceless natural and cultural resources-there are many rewarding opportunities awaiting you. Share your talents today!
If you'd like to make a donation to the park, please visit the Washington's National Park Fund, the official fund raising partner for Olympic National Park. The Fund connects people who care to our national parks, so they can show their support.
Or do a bit of shopping at the Discover Your Northwest store. This nonprofit partner of the park promotes the discovery of Northwest public lands and enriches visitors' experiences by selling books and other educational materials at park visitor centers.
You may enjoy becoming a Friend of Olympic National Park. The Friends' goal is to promote understanding of the Park's ecological, educational, economic, and recreational importance and work with Olympic National Park on special projects.
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.