• 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 »

Pathways for Youth

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Olympic National Park Pathways - Inspiration, Connection, Stewardship
 

Pathways for Youth at Olympic National Park is a way to deliberately connect young people to career paths in the National Park Service. Our hope is to lead new stewards into fulfilling and meaningful careers.

Pathways for Youth begins with hands-on education for young people in the natural environment of Olympic National Park. Interpretive programs tailored to every age group address topics such as climate change, which have implications on a global scale. Students who have developed a solid foundation and interest in the resources of Olympic can complete their senior culminating projects for graduation at our park.

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Our volunteer internships are designed to teach job skills for recent high school graduates and college students. Completing multiple Pathways programs will equip young people with the experience and knowledge necessary to compete for open employment opportunities with the National Park Service (at USA Jobs) and other employers.

Did You Know?

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