Fire conditions and active fires in the park can mean closed roads, campfire restrictions, heavy smoke conditions, and other changes to your trip plans. Press releases listed below, alerts linked here, and closures listed below are great ways to track how your trip may be impacted.
Home - FireSmoke.ca
A good resource for visualizing current and future smoke conditions.
Fire Policy - Olympic National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Since the federal government began suppressing wildfires in the early 1900's, fire management policy has evolved with technology and our understanding of fire ecology. Wildland fires are managed under a sophisticated organization that looks at each fire's conditions individually when deciding how to respond. While firefighter and public safety are always the top priority, the ecological effects and benefits are also important considerations, especially in wilderness areas.
Olympic National Park Fire Management Plan
Last updated: September 29, 2023