May 22, 2017
Volunteers needed for citizen-science marmot monitoring program
Olympic National Park is now accepting volunteer applications for the Olympic Marmot Monitoring Program 2017 survey season.
May 17, 2017
New Entrance Sign In Progress for Olympic National Park at the Visitor Center in Port Angeles
A brand new entrance sign with a river rock base and hand-peeled log support structure is under construction near the main park visitor center in Port Angeles and will provide an iconic photo opportunity for visitors.
May 15, 2017
Flood Damage Repair on Mora Road to Begin May 17
Flood damage repair work on Mora Road begins May 17 and will last for up to six weeks. There will be no access to Rialto Beach until the completion of the road work with the exception of Memorial Day weekend.
May 10, 2017
Work on Boulder Creek Trail to Begin Monday- No Access on Olympic Hot Springs Road Above Glines Canyon Overlook
For visitor and employee safety during trail bridge work, there will be no access above the Glines Canyon Overlook on Olympic Hot Springs Road beginning Monday, May 15, until later this summer.
May 05, 2017
John L Goar Receives Hartzog Award for Outstanding Individual Volunteer Service
Olympic National Park is proud to announce Volunteer-In-Park John L. Goar is the recipient of the national Hartzog Award for Outstanding Individual Volunteer Service.
April 28, 2017
Pavement Improvement Planned for Park Roads
Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. of Reno, Nevada was awarded a $3.3 million contract by the Federal Highway Administration to complete the project, which will extend the life of asphalt pavement in the Quinault, Kalaloch, Hoh and Mora areas.
April 27, 2017
Olympic National Park Staff Prepare for Summer Season- Come Find Your Park This Spring
Spring opening dates and information for park facilities, campgrounds, roads, and concessions.
April 25, 2017
Tourism to Olympic National Park creates $398,689,900 in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,390,221 visitors to Olympic National Park in 2016 spent $286,786,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 3,842 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $398,689,900.
April 21, 2017
Lake Crescent Construction Delays Will Begin in mid-July
Half-hour delays during weekdays will begin in mid-July.
April 14, 2017
Search for Jacob Gray Transitions Out of Olympic National Park
Search operations within Olympic National Park for Jacob Gray of Bellevue, WA have transitioned to a limited continuous search. This means that rangers will continue to follow up on any clues that emerge, but are not actively searching.
April 13, 2017
Rangers Continue Search for Jacob Gray
Rangers continue the search for Jacob Gray of Port Townsend, Washington, who has been missing since April 6th. Olympic National Park Law Enforcement Rangers and Olympic Mountain Rescue have been searching both sides of the the Sol Duc River corridor near mile post 6.3 where Gray’s bicycle and camping gear were found. Park Rangers are integrating the use of search dogs into the operation.
March 16, 2017
Olympic Sees Rise in Visitation During 2016
In 2016 Olympic National Park saw an increase in visitation with a total of 3,390,221 visits.
March 01, 2017
Updated Schedule for Lake Crescent Highway Rehab Project
Construction now slated to begin in late April.
February 07, 2017
Reminder from Olympic National Park: Current Permits Required for Any Commercial Businesses Operating in the Park
Federal regulations prohibit engaging in or soliciting any business in park areas, except in accordance with the provisions of a permit, contract, or other written agreement with the National Park Service.
January 26, 2017
Olympic Hot Springs Road into Olympic National Park’s Elwha Valley Now Open to Vehicles
Visitors Should Use Caution & Check Weather Forecasts
October 13, 2016
Olympic National Park Prepares for Storms; Some Areas to Close at Noon Today
Strong Pacific storms approach; all travel is discouraged.
September 14, 2016
Debris Removal Underway at Two Former Dam Sites on Elwha River
US Army Corps of Engineers aid in continuing restoration.
September 12, 2016
Celebrate National Public Lands Day and Healthy Park, Healthy People on September 24
Entrance fees will be waived and free activities offered around the park.
September 08, 2016
Fish Continue to Re-colonize Elwha Watershed
Biologists document Chinook salmon, summer steelhead and bull trout in the upper river.
September 02, 2016
Olympic National Park Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass
Field trip grant from National Park Foundation will support school visits.
September 02, 2016
Next Round of Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin September 19: Trail to Close from Lyre River Trailhead to the McPhee Tunnel
Work will include restoration of the 450-foot long McPhee Tunnel and other trail improvements to provide universal accessibility.
September 01, 2016
Unidentified Body Recovered from Olympic National Park Coastline
Crews have recovered unidentified person and will transfer body to nearest facilities as soon as weather permits.
September 01, 2016
Olympic Hot Springs Road Repairs Continue; Pedestrian & Bicycle Access Now Permitted on Weekends Only
Road to remain closed to all entry Monday through Friday for construction; weekend-only pedestrian and bike travel now allowed.
August 19, 2016
Park Rangers Search Olympic National Park Coastline for Missing Mariner
Man missing and presumed drowned after boating accident.
August 11, 2016
Park Visitors and Neighbors Invited to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial
Many ways to celebrate the NPS Centennial this month!
August 02, 2016
“Ride the Hurricane” Bike Day Will Be August 7 on Hurricane Ridge Road
Hurricane Ridge Road will close to motor vehicle traffic 6am-12noon; entrance fee waived rest of the day.
July 29, 2016
“Landscapes for the People” Program on August 4 Will Showcase Photos of George A. Grant
Grant was the National Park Service's first official photographer, serving from the 1920s - 1950s.
July 29, 2016
Music in the American Wild Coming to Olympic National Park
Classical musicians to perform original music for NPS Centennial.
July 29, 2016
Three Small Fires Burning Deep in Olympic National Park Wilderness
Smoke Visible from Surrounding Areas, Obstruction Point Road Closed Due to Smoke Impacts
July 26, 2016
Seven-Acre Godkin Fire Spotted Deep in Olympic National Park Wilderness
Last week's storm brought rain and lightning.
July 21, 2016
Olympic Hot Springs Road Repairs to Begin Monday; All Access Into Elwha Valley Will Be Closed During Construction
Long-awaited repairs will re-open road to vehicle access by early October.
July 21, 2016
“Wish You Were Here” Program on July 30 to Showcase History of National Parks in Stamps, Letters and Postcards
Free program at Olympic National Park Visitor Center
July 08, 2016
Visitors Advised to Keep Their Distance – Mountain Goats are Dangerous
For their own safety, visitors are reminded to stay at least 50 yards away from mountain goats.
July 07, 2016
Pavement Improvement Planned
Project will improve and extend lifetime of paved roads.
June 29, 2016
July 4th Weekend in Olympic National Park and Forest
Visitors and area residents are reminded to help keep public lands and visitors safe by leaving fireworks and exploding targets at home.
May 29, 2015
New Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook Opens in Elwha Valley
The new Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook, located along the Olympic Hot Springs Road, is wheelchair accessible and includes eight interpretive exhibits.