• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Opportunities with Park Partners

Washington's National Park Fund collects donations that support youth and volunteer programs at national parks in Washington State.

Back Country Horsemen provides support for projects throughout Olympic National Park.

CoastSavers organizes beach clean up efforts in Washington State.

Feiro Marine Life Center offers volunteer opportunities and senior culminating projects.

NatureBridge provides year-round environmental education programs for all ages in Olympic National Park.

NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary offers volunteer opportunities and senior culminating projects.

North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center builds career skills through hands-on courses for students 15-21 years of age, offers senior culminating projects, and connects students to AmeriCorps internships. Olympic partners heavily with the Natural Resources Course.

Student Conservation Association provides internships for college age students and a special 5 week high school crew experience in Olympic.

Washington Conservation Corps provides year-round internships and work crew opportunities in the natural resource fields.

Washington Trail Association provides a variety of volunteer trail work trips for youth, adults and groups.

Did You Know?

View of the Elwha Valley

Did you know that in 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. The Olympic Wilderness is a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. More...