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Olympic National Park News

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  • Search Underway for Missing Backpacker Hunter Fraser

    June 9, 2023 | 1:35 pm

    A search is currently underway for a backpacker reported missing on June 7 in Olympic National Park. Hunter B. Fraser is a 44-year-old male from California.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Olympic National Park anticipates opening the Hurricane Ridge area this summer

    June 8, 2023 | 9:07 am

    Olympic National Park hopes to re-open the Hurricane Ridge area to visitors this summer, but significant work remains to be done, according to park officials.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Kestner Homestead Trail Footbridge Closed for Repairs

    June 2, 2023 | 1:24 pm

    The footbridge over Kestner Creek along the Kestner Homestead Loop in the Quinault Rain Forest will be closed from June 5 to June 23, 2023, for repairs.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Graves Creek Road Reopening After Bridge Repair Closure

    May 25, 2023 | 3:49 pm

    Upon completion of the first stage of bridge repairs along Graves Creek Road, the area will reopen on May 26th. This includes Graves Creek Campground and the East Fork Quinault Trail to Enchanted Valley.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Summer operations and closures in Quinault area for Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park

    May 23, 2023 | 8:42 am

    Visitors to the Olympic Peninsula this summer should be aware of multiple closures and construction projects occurring this summer in the Lake Quinault area at both Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park managed areas.

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  • Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge fire under investigation

    May 11, 2023 | 10:43 am

    Days after a fire burned down the iconic Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge, third-party certified fire investigators are examining the site to determine the cause and origin of the blaze. Destruction of the building destroyed infrastructure critical to the operation of this popular part of the park. Park officials are developing plans to remove building debris once the investigation is completed, secure the area, and provide restrooms and other necessary services to ensure visitors can safely enjoy the area soon.

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  • Heart O' the Hills Campground Partially Reopening after Extensive Utility Upgrades

    May 10, 2023 | 10:16 am

    Heart O' the Hills campground Loop A will reopen on May 19th. The rest of the campground, including Heart of the Forest Trail, will remain closed as construction continues. Visitors should expect temporary restroom and water facilities until late June. As construction continues in the rest of the campground, campers should also be prepared for construction noise 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Update Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge Fire

    May 8, 2023 | 5:29 pm

    The fire at the Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge that started May 7 continues to smolder under building rubble. Park officials are securing a third-party certified fire investigator to source the origin and cause of the blaze. The Hurricane Ridge Road from the Heart of the Hills Campground remains closed to the public as the park works to investigate the fire and make the area safe.

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  • Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge Fire (Updated)

    May 7, 2023 | 9:08 pm

    At about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7th, a law enforcement ranger on patrol reported that the Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge, a popular destination in Olympic National Park that had been undergoing renovation, was fully engulfed in flames.

    Read more at nps.gov

  • Olympic National Park begins project to improve bridges throughout the national park

    April 26, 2023 | 10:11 am

    In spring 2023, Olympic National Park will be starting a project to address deferred maintenance on several road bridges throughout the park. Visitors to the national park during the construction period should anticipate bridge closures or delays. 

    Read more at nps.gov