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Hurricane Ridge Road is currently open as weather and road conditions allow and may need to be closed on short notice for safety. For current status and road conditions on Hurricane Ridge Road please call 360-565-3131. The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is currently closed until winter operations begin November 27. A restroom is available in the foyer. Winter operations and plowing begin November 27. Note: The Hurricane Ridge Mountain View Café and Gift Shop is closed for the season as of September 27, 2020 and will not reopen until Spring 2021.

  • Obstruction Point Road is closed.
  • Restrooms at Picnic Area A and Picnic Area B are now closed for the winter season.
  • ALERT: Switchback Trailhead Parking Area will be closed Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30 for equipment staging during culvert repair. Possible short delays for alternating single-lane traffic. Hikers can access Klahhane Ridge from High Ridge Trail by parking at the main parking area at Hurricane Ridge.

The Hoh Rain Forest area is open. Park Rangers are available outside the Visitor Center Thursdays through Mondays from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm through October 31. After October 31, staff will be available Fridays through Sundays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm through January 3, 2021 (except Christmas Day, December 25)

  • The Hoh Campground is open.


The Mora area including Rialto Beach is open.

  • Mora Campground is open and is now first-come, first-served until peak season 2021. All campsites are reservable during peak season and may be reserved online 6 months in advance at www.recreation.gov.


The Ozette area is open. The coastal wilderness area north of Cape Alava, including the Ozette reservation and Shi Shi Beach, remains closed to all park visitors until further notice.

  • Ozette Campground is open with primitive facilities.

The Kalaloch area is open. This includes Ruby Beach and Beaches 1-6. (Kalaloch Ranger Station closed for the season September 28). Kalaloch Campground is open. (South Beach Campground is now closed for the season as of September 28.)

The Kalaloch Lodge and The Mercantile are open. Please see concessioner website for specific information on available services and operating hours.

The Lake Crescent area is open. This includes the Barnes Point area with access to Bovee’s Meadow picnic area, the Marymere Falls and Moments in Time trailheads, and the Storm King and Fairholme boat launches. Fairholme Campground will close for the season November 2. North Shore picnic area on Camp David Jr. Road is open. (La Poel picnic area is closed for the season)

  • East Beach Road at Lake Crescent remains closed at Highway 101 due to debris hazards from wildland fire. All day use recreation sites along East Beach Road are closed.
  • Note: The Spruce Railroad Trail is currently under construction and closed to all use for public safety until the project is complete in November 2020.


Lake Crescent Lodge - 2020 Season: May 29 - October 25, 2020. Updates are available on their website. All dining at the lodge is open to lodging guests but offering takeout services only. Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard rentals are available. Boat tours are not being offered this season. Visitors should reach out to the lodging concessioners for questions related to their level of operations.

The Sol Duc area is open. (Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort as well as the Sol Duc RV Park and Campground are closed for the season. Fairholme Campground at Lake Crescent is remaining open longer this year as an alternative.)

Heart O’ the Hills area is open. This includes the Heart O’ the Forest trailhead (parking and restroom available near the campground amphitheater) and Lake Angeles/Heather Park trailheads. Heart O' the Hills Campground is open.

Elwha: Although the Elwha/Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to vehicles at the Madison Falls parking area due to a road washout, the road is open to pedestrians, stock, bicyclists, and pets on leash. A toilet is open at the Madison Falls Trailhead.

The Quinault Rain Forest is open including area trails and the July Creek Picnic Area. North Fork Road and North Fork Campground (primitive) are open. Graves Creek Road and Graves Creek Campground (primitive) are open. The Ranger Station on North Shore Road remains closed.

The Staircase area and Staircase Campground are open as of September 25. Staircase Campground is currently primitive with vault toilets and no potable water.

Lower Queets Road and Upper Queets Road are open. Queets Campground (primitive) is open.

Deer Park Road and Deer Park Campground typically remain open until late October depending on weather conditions. Call 360-565-3131 to check the current status.

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Entrance fees: Save time at park entrances by purchasing your digital park entrance passes on Recreation.gov at no additional cost. Once purchased, passes for Olympic National Park must be printed prior to use. While in the park, the paper copy is presented at entrance stations and displayed on the vehicle dashboard, particularly when the vehicle is parked at trailheads. Connectivity is limited or non-existent in the park, therefore printing the permit in advance is required. The pass will be accepted at all park entrance stations.
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Visitors are urged to plan ahead, hike smart, pack the Ten Essentials, and have an emergency plan even for a day hike. Consider learning CPR and basic wilderness first aid, especially if you are planning to hike in the backcountry. Leaving an accurate itinerary with an emergency contact is a critical piece for any trip in the backcountry.

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go. Visit NPS.gov/findapark for current park conditions and availability of restrooms and other facilities. Make a plan, follow the 10 Essentials, and if you are sick, stay home.
  2. Keep it close. Follow the state and county orders governing the open status of the area you’re considering visiting. The National Park Service is working closely with governors and state and local health departments as we increase access and services across the National Park System.
  3. Keep your distance. Recreate with the people in your household. Give others plenty of room whether you are on a trail, at a boat launch, or in a parking lot. Follow the CDC social distancing guidelines for staying six feet away from others. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth if you’re near others.
  4. Know your limits. Postpone challenging hikes or trying new activities while first responders, parks, and communities continue to concentrate on responding to the pandemic.
  5. Keep it with you. If you brought it, take it with you. Trash pickup and restroom facilities will continue to be limited in many park areas . Follow Leave No Trace principles.
  6. Keep it inclusive. Be an active part of making our nation’s parks and public lands safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities.

The NPS conducts thousands of search and rescues servicewide each year, many of which could be avoided with visitors planning and making responsible decisions. During the ongoing health crisis, it’s critical that we make wise choices to keep our national park rangers and first responders out of harm’s way. Please follow these Recreate Responsibly tips to safely spend time outside.

Wilderness Camping Permits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes are in place for Wilderness Camping Permits for the 2020 season. For more information, visit the Wilderness Backpacking Reservations page.

  • Wilderness Information Centers (WIC) remain closed to the public. If you have any questions, WIC staff are available via email at OLYM_WIC@nps.gov or by phone at (360) 565-3100.
  • All Wilderness Camping Permits must be obtained in advance. There will be no self-registration available for the remainder of 2020, trailhead permits are no longer available.
  • There will be no walk up permits available at any Wilderness Information Center (WIC). All WIC locations are closed to the public but WIC staff will be available to answer telephone calls and assist with permit questions/issues.
  • All Wilderness Camping Permits must be reserved online Recreation.gov through the Olympic National Park Wilderness Permit page prior to the planned trip or over the phone. If you have any questions, WIC staff are available via email Olym_WIC@nps.gov or by phone at (360) 565-3100, option 4.


Closed:

  • The following coastal areas of Olympic National Park remain closed until further notice: Second Beach (La Push) and Shi Shi Beach. These area closures include the parking lots, trails, and beaches.
  • The following park roads are closed at the park boundary:
    • The Olympic Hot Springs Road and Whiskey Bend Road in the Elwha Valley are closed to vehicles at the Madison Falls parking area due to the washout of Olympic Hot Springs Road.
    • Obstruction Point Road at Hurricane Ridge is closed.
  • East Beach Road at Lake Crescent remains closed at Highway 101 due to debris hazards from wildland fire. All day use recreation sites along East Beach Road are closed.
  • The Spruce Railroad Trail at Lake Crescent is currently under construction and closed to all use for public safety until the project is complete in November 2020.
  • The following campgrounds are now closed for the season:
    • South Beach Campground (closed as of September 28).
    • Sol Duc Campground (operated by Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort - closed as of September 27).
  • Please reach out to the lodging concessioners for questions related to their level of operations.
    • Fairholme Store will remain closed this season.
    • Log Cabin Resort - 2020 Season ended on September 13, 2020. Updates are available on their website.
    • Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort - 2020 Season ended on September 27, 2020. Updates are available on their website. The Sol Duc RV Park & Sol Duc Campground are also closed now for the season as of September 27.
    • The Hurricane Ridge Mountain View Café and Gift Shop is closed for the season as of September 27, 2020.

Last updated: October 23, 2020

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