Please note that bear canisters are required at some wilderness camp areas such as the coast, the Royal Basin area, the Sol Duc/7 Lakes Basin area, 5 mile Island on the Hoh River Trail and Enchanted Valley in Quinault.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we highly encourage wilderness users to provide their own bear canisters. Bear canisters are available for loan Wilderness Information Centers during open hours.
If you have questions about trails, permits, reservations, quotas, food storage requirements, weather, or other wilderness related questions, contact a wilderness center for more information.
Port Angeles Wilderness Information Center (WIC)
Current Hours: Open daily 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Operating Season: Open year round, closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Phone Number: (360) 565-3100 Call volume in the summer is very high, leave a voicemail and we will get back to you. See website for Wilderness Reservations.
E-mail Address: e-mail us (backcountry questions only, please)
Physical Location: Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Mailing Address: Olympic National Park, WIC, 600 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Directions: Heading West: Follow U.S. Highway 101 into Port Angeles. As you approach Race St., you will see a large brown sign for Hurricane Ridge/Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Turn left onto Race Street and drive 1 mile to the Olympic National Park Visitor Center.
Heading East: Follow U.S. Highway 101 into Port Angeles and take a slight right on E Lauridsen Blvd. In 0.8 miles take a right on S. Race St. continue onto Mount Angeles Rd to the Olympic National Park Visitor Center.
Quinault (South Shore) Wilderness Information Center
Current Hours: Open daily 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Operating Season: Memorial Day through September 30th
Phone Number: (360) 288-0232
Location: USFS Pacific Ranger District - Quinault office, 353 South Shore Road, PO Box 9, Quinault, WA 98575
Directions: Heading East or West: Traveling on U.S. Highway 101, turn on to the South Shore Quinault Road and follow two miles from to a yellow building just past the Lake Quinault Lodge.
Hoodsport Wilderness Information Center
Current Hours: Open daily 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Operating Season: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Location: Inside the Hoodsport Visitor Information Center, 150 N Cushman Rd., Hoodsport, WA 98548
Directions: Heading East or West: Traveling on U.S. Highway 101, In Hoodsport turn on to N. Cushman Road. The Information Center is 500' ahead on the right.