In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes remain in place for Wilderness Camping Permits for the 2021 season.
Wilderness Information Centers remain closed to the public at this time. If you have any questions, WIC staff are available via email at OLYM_WIC@nps.gov or by phone at (360) 565-3100.
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 on a limited basis at the Port Angeles 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 park ranger.
Port Angeles Wilderness Information Center (WIC)
Current Hours: Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Not open to the public but can lend out bear canisters.
Phone Number: (360) 565-3100 If you can't get through, leave us a message and we will do our best to call you back. 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: Quinault Wilderness Information Center closed for the season September 8th, 2020 and will reopen spring of 2021.
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: Hoodsport Wilderness Information Center will be closed for the season September 8th, 2020 and will reopen spring of 2021.
Phone Number: (360) 460-0087
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.