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.

Current Road Closures

Obstruction Point Road and Trailhead

Current Trail Closures

Elwha River Trail from Dodger Point Primitive Trail junction to Low Divide

Hayden Pass Trail

Dosewallips River Trail from Dose Meadows to Hayden Pass

North Fork Quinault Trail from Elip Creek Trail junction to Low Divide

Skyline Trail from Elip Creek Trail junction to Low Divide

Martins Park Trail

Happy Hollow Trail

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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: September 29, 2023

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