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.
Opportunities with Park Partners
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?
Olympic National Park protects 73 miles of wild Pacific coast. Tidepools, sandy beaches and rocky cliffs can all be found here.