Olympic National Park News
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Annual pass update will ensure fairness and protect against misuse
November 28, 2023 | 10:26 am
Beginning on January 1, 2024, the Interagency Annual Pass and Olympic National Park Annual Pass will contain a single signature line. This change will standardize the passes across agencies and protect against misuse. Passes with two signature lines will be sold until December 31, 2023.
Temporary sport fishing closure necessary to protect declining populations of wild steelhead
November 21, 2023 | 12:01 pm
To protect declining populations of wild steelhead, Olympic National Park is closing the Queets, Salmon and Quinault Rivers to sport fishing on November 27, 2023. Due to low forecasted returns, these conservation closures are necessary to eliminate any sport impacts to wild steelhead making their way to spawning areas inside and outside the park.
Hurricane Ridge will open for winter season on November 24
November 15, 2023 | 8:33 am
After a year full of challenges, Olympic National Park is excited to announce the Hurricane Ridge Road and recreation area will open for the winter season on the day after Thanksgiving.
Olympic National Park seeks public input on Elwha Bridge replacement environmental assessment
October 19, 2023 | 4:58 pm
Olympic National Park is seeking public input on an environmental assessment that proposes to construct 12 engineered log jams to mitigate impacts from the construction of the U.S. 101 Elwha River Bridge.
Safety Prioritized in Winter Campground Closures
October 18, 2023 | 3:58 pm
To protect visitors from risks posed by hazard trees, Olympic National Park is modifying the seasonal closures in some campgrounds. From November 1 through March 31, the following areas will be closed: Staircase Campground, all sections; Mora Campground, Loops A, B, C, and E; and Kalaloch Campground, South Loop.
Debris Pile Burn Operations Start October 16
October 13, 2023 | 11:57 am
On Monday, October 16, Olympic National Park’s fire team will begin burning isolated debris piles. Operations will only be scheduled during safe weather windows and will likely conclude in mid-December.
Rangers Respond to Drowning at Ruby Beach
October 13, 2023 | 12:00 am
On October 11, Olympic National Park Rangers, Forks Ambulance, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to a distress call on Ruby Beach.
Olympic National Park Fire Update – October 2
October 2, 2023 | 6:41 pm
Fire activity diminished this weekend due to precipitation and cool temperatures. Smoke production was observed in down and standing deadwood.
Olympic National Park Fire Update - September 29
September 29, 2023 | 7:10 pm
Heavy precipitation fell across the fire area this week, reducing fire activity. Fires are expected to remain within their current footprint for the coming days. No structural damage has been recorded at this time.
Hurricane Ridge to Temporarily Close for Demolition and Winter Visitation Preparation
September 28, 2023 | 3:10 pm
Beginning on October 16, American Abatement & Demo of Auburn, WA, under contract with the National Park Service, will demolish and remove the remaining Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge debris. This critical step in the ongoing efforts to restore visitor services and ensure public safety will require a temporary closure of the area.