Fire Conditions and Updates

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Delabarre Fire, 2023

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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.

As of 5/17/2024, the current closures listed below are still in place. There are no active wildfires in the park, however, hazardous areas still exist due to the most recent fires.

Current Road Closures

No road closures

Current Trail Closures

Elwha River Trail from from the Hayden Pass junction to Low Divide.

North Fork Quinault Trail from Sixteen Mile to Low Divide.
Skyline Ridge Trail from the Lake Beauty Camp Trail junction to the Elwha River Trail near Low Divide.

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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
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Incident Commander Jake Akerberg shared some background information on the 2023 Olympic National Park Lightning Fires today.

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Fire News Releases

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    Last updated: May 17, 2024

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