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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

November 21, 2016
Winter Schedule and Services Announced for Hurricane Ridge
Winter Schedule and Services Announced for Hurricane Ridge

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 18, 2016
Limited Reservations Still Available for BioBlitz at Olympic National Park
A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event that brings together scientists, students, families and community members to find and identify as many living species of organisms as possible. Activities will be offered at several Olympic National Park locations this weekend – advance reservations are free and are needed for most activities.

March 30, 2016
NOLS and Olympic National Park to offer third season of Poetry Walks
North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has teamed up with Olympic National Park to offer a third season of Poetry Walks. This year’s program will begin April 1 and continue through May 31.

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.

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