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Temporary Closure of Hoh Rain Forest Area Due to Road Washout Outside Park Boundary

Road being washed out by a flooding river.
Upper Hoh Road washout at milepost 8 outside park boundary.

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News Release Date: January 24, 2020

Contact: Penny Wagner, 360-565-3005

The Hoh Rain Forest area of Olympic National Park is temporarily closed until repairs are completed on Upper Hoh Road outside the park boundary. Jefferson County closed the Upper Hoh Road to through traffic today due to the washout at milepost 8.

Jefferson County plans to begin the road repairs next week. The work is expected to take two weeks to complete and the road will remain closed during repairs.

The Hoh Campground and Visitor Center are currently closed. The campground will reopen when the road repairs are complete. The Visitor Center is scheduled to reopen as usual in March.

For current park road and travel information, visitors should consult the park website at and call the recorded Road and Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131.

Last updated: January 24, 2020

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