Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Several construction and repair projects along Olympic National Park roads will improve visitor access and safety. While work is ongoing, visitors and area residents should expect some delays and temporary closures.
“These road repair projects are needed to maintain safe access to the park,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Karen Gustin. “We recognize that the timing of these projects may present an inconvenience to our visitors, but these projects can only be successfully completed during the warm, dry months of summer.”
Hoh Rain Forest
Weather permitting, the project is scheduled to begin on July 27 and is expected to take up to two weeks, with work only occurring on weekdays. Visitors should expect delays of up to 20 minutes along the Upper Hoh Road, along with temporary closures of parking areas and the campground to allow resurfacing to proceed.
The Hoh Rain Forest campground will be closed for up to 24 hours beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27 while crews resurface the campground roads and parking pads. The campground will close again for 24 hours at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3 to allow crews to apply sealant to the new road surface. All campers must vacate during these two 24-hour closures. Timing of the closures is weather dependent, as the chipseal process requires conditions that are warm and dry. Any schedule changes will be communicated as early as possible.
Nearby campgrounds along the Upper Hoh Road include the Minnie Peterson and Willoughby Creek campgrounds, both operated by the Washington Department of Natural Resources. Another nearby option is the Bogachiel State Park located between the Upper Hoh Road and the city of Forks.
Quinault Graves Creek Road
For wilderness travel information, including alternatives to the East Fork Quinault Trail and current trail condition reports, people should check the park’s website or stop by or call the park’s Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100.
Lake Crescent – Highway 101
Last updated: February 28, 2015