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 between Upper Lake Mills Trail and Altair Campground.
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.
Internships at Olympic National Park provide an unparalled opportunity to learn new skills and gain professional experience in the fields of cultural resource management, natural resource management, resource education, resource protection and maintenance. Whether you are monitoring spotted owls, leading educational programs or rehabilitating a trail in the backcountry, you will work alongside experienced park staff. Internships are usually between eight and fourteen weeks long and are primarily offered during the summer months. All interns are provided with a small stipend and park housing is sometimes available.
These PDFs explain the requirements, commitment, and timeframe of volunteer internships: Elwha Revegetation Internship, Fire Crew Internship, Fisher Internship, Spotted Owl Crew Internship, Trail Crew Internship, Wilderness Information Center Internship, Wilderness Backcountry Ranger Internship, and Wilderness Revegetation Internship.
NOTE: Olympic opens recruitment for these positions at specific times during the season. Please scroll down this page to see internships for which we are currently accepting applications.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Visit Washington National Park's Fund to donate to Olympic National Park's youth programs.
Did You Know?
That endemic Olympic snow moles are scurrying beneath this blanket of snow? Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge is blanketed with over ten feet of snow for most of the winter, providing water for summer and protection for snow moles in winter.