Regulations specific to Olympic National Park are contained in the Superintendent's Compendium.
Federal regulations covering all National Park Service lands are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, Chapter 1
Public Assembly and the Sales or Distribution of Printed Matter
The following maps indicate designated areas within the park (NOTE: a Special Use Permit may be required for these activities):
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website: LINK
Drones and other "UAVs" Prohibited in the Park
Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Olympic National Park is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent.
Determining Factors: The use of unmanned aircraft potentially presents unacceptable risks to visitors (collisions between unmanned aircraft and visitors, the uncontrolled fall of unmanned aircraft, contact with spinning propellers or rotors of unmanned aircraft.) These risks are greatest in the park’s non-Wilderness areas, where the greatest concentrations of visitors are found. The use of unmanned aircraft adversely impacts visitor experience by negatively affecting scenic and natural sound opportunities, and by potentially interfering with terrestrial and avian wildlife.
Additionally, the unregulated use of unmanned aircraft would potentially violate several other regulations in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, including 2.2 Frightening Wildlife, 2.12 Creating an Audio Disturbance, 2.17 – Delivering or Retrieving an Object by Airborne Means, 2.34 – Making Unreasonable Noise, 2.34 – Creating or Maintaining a Hazardous Conditions, and 5.13 – Creating or Maintaining a Nuisance.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between:
National Park Service
Hoh Indian Tribe
To establish a framework for cooperative government-to-government relationships
July 10, 2008
Last updated: September 3, 2019