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Contact: Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005
PORT ANGELES, WA: The Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley will be inaccessible to public travel above the Glines Canyon Overlook beginning Monday, October 30 through Thursday, November 2 for necessary road repairs and culvert replacement.
This portion of the road above the Glines Canyon Overlook will also be inaccessible the morning of Thursday, October 26 and is scheduled to reopen by mid-afternoon. Olympic National Park road crews are working diligently to complete the repairs and will restore access to the public as soon as possible for the upcoming weekend.
After the road reopens tomorrow, the Boulder Creek Trailhead will be accessible through the weekend. However, all vehicles must be below the Glines Canyon Overlook area by 6:00 am on Monday, October 30 prior to the four-day closure.
Permits are required for overnight camping in the Boulder Creek Camp area. Campfires are prohibited at the camp area and the hot springs due to extensive damage by visitors and subsequent revegetation efforts. Pets and bicycles are not permitted beyond the trailhead. For more information about backpacking and wilderness permits visit www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wilderness-permits.htm or call the Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100.
For current road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.
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