June 10, 2014
Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Rainey McKenna, 360-565-2985
The Deer Park Road and campground will both open this morning, Wednesday, June 10. The nine-mile road is open as far as the campground. The last short section of road above the campground remains closed due to erosion damage and is expected to open by the end of the week.
Visitors are advised to use caution while driving this winding gravel road, particularly over the coming week when heavy equipment will be operating along the road. A road grader will work on improving the road's gravel surface this week.
The campground provides primitive camping, with pit toilets and no drinking water.
The Hurricane Hill Road (the 1.5 mile of road that leads past the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center to the Hurricane Ridge picnic area and Hurricane Hill trailhead) is open.
Sections of the eight-mile long Obstruction Point Road are still snow-covered. Park staff hope to open the first three miles to the Waterhole area by end of this month. Additional information will be released as available.