- The Elwha River and its tributaries are closed to fishing.
- Always check road conditions before your hike. The Whiskey Bend may be closed in winter or because of road damage.
- Bears, cougars, and other wildlife frequent the Elwha. Practice proper food storage techniques.
- Wilderness camping permits are required for overnight hikes. Permits can be obtained at the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles.