Regulations specific to Olympic National Park are contained in the Superintendent's Compendium.
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Federal regulations covering all National Park Service lands are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, Chapter 1
The superintendent's compendium for Olympic National Park contains most closures and other local regulations. Closures not included in these compendiums are listed below. This page shows areas closed and uses limited by temporary regulation and does not include closures of facilities and services.
Ruby Beach Closure
Heavy construction operations will take place to improve drainage and pave the parking area and entrance road for vehicle and pedestrian accessibility. This temporary closure is necessary to protect the safety of park visitors and provide security for construction equipment and personnel while these activities occur.
Quillayute River and Dickey Boat Launch Closure
This temporary closure is required for safety purposes related to helicopter overflights scheduled for the Quillayute River Reach 3 Restoration Project.
Notice of closure will be posted and areas will be monitored to ensure compliance; please see map below for more information. The designation will remain in place until rescinded.
Quillayute River Floodplain Closure
This temporary closure is required for the safety of the public and the contractor during the construction for the Quillayute River Reach 3 Restoration Project.
By order of the Superintendent of Olympic National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) (1):
This closure does not include the Mora Campground, picnic area, or any portion of the Slough Trail.
Notice of closure will be posted and areas will be monitored to ensure compliance; please see map below for more information. The designation will remain in place until rescinded. Your cooperation in complying with this temporary restriction is greatly appreciated.
Firearms InformationAs 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: June 22, 2022