Temporary Closure of Roads, Campgrounds & Facilities
Olympic National Park, in response to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation 20-25 and Proclamation 20-05 issued by the Governor of the State of Washington, is further modifying operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of March 24, 2020 Olympic National Park will offer no services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At Olympic National Park, the following services and operations will be suspended through at least April 6, 2020 in order to comply with the state order:
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, partners, and neighboring communities is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.
Visitor and resource protection, law enforcement, public health services, and critical infrastructure operations will continue. Olympic National Park relies heavily on volunteer search and rescue organizations to assist in an emergency. During this pandemic, resources and personal protective equipment are limited.
You don’t have to be in a national park to experience a national park! NPS parks and programs are sharing virtual content on their websites and social media. Check out our wildlife webcams, virtual tours, Junior Ranger programs, citizen science videos, even coloring pages. There are countless ways to #FindYourPark from home.
Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the digital tools already available to explore Olympic National Park. Please continue to enjoy Olympic National Park through the park’s webcams. There are many educational resources available to explore on the Olympic National Park webpage to help you stay connected to your national park.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus.
Last updated: March 25, 2020