Ditch Maintenance Along Park Roads: Motorists May Encounter Delays
Motorists may encounter delays along Sol Duc Road (9/30 - 10/1), Whiskey Bend Road (10/2), Deer Park Road (10/7-10/8), and Hurricane Ridge Road (10/9 - 10/10) due to routine cleaning of roadway drainage ditches.
Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
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 »
Marine Debris Ambassadors
Marine Debris Ambassadors (MDA) is a Senior Culminating Project available to high school students in the Forks, WA area who are interested to learn more about ocean issues through a hands-on service project. This experience can also be used for a Science, English or CTE credit through the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center Natural Resources course. MDA consists of educational coursework, field days on the coast, and a beach clean up service project, all the while working alongside professionals.
This program is a natural progression of the Pathways for Youth program at Olympic National Park. Accomplished Ambassadors are on the right track to move into volunteer internships and seasonal employment with the National Park Service.
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.