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Olympic National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Olympic National Park - News section for more.

  • Quillayute River Restoration ‘Reach 3’ Project underway

    June 9, 2022 | 11:09 am

    The Quillayute River Restoration ‘Reach 3’ Project is now underway for the summer and is expected to be completed in the fall. The project is managed by the Quileute Tribe and is focused on aquatic habitat restoration and bank stabilization between river mile 1.7 and 2.9. The project includes installation of large wood structures and excavation of high-flow pilot channels. The project will take place mostly on tribal trust land but a portion of the project will occur within Olympic National Park near Mora Campground. Campers and visitors in the Mora area should expect intermittent noise from construction activities and from helicopter flights during daylight hours beginning June 20 through 24. Helicopter flights may extend into the weekend to June 26 depending on weather.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Sula Jacobs selected as superintendent for Olympic National Park

    June 1, 2022 | 10:54 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Sula Jacobs to serve as the superintendent of Olympic National Park. Jacobs is currently the superintendent of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. She will begin her new role in late July.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Elwha River fishing closure extended to support fish restoration

    April 28, 2022 | 4:14 pm

    The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Olympic National Park and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced an extension to the recreational and commercial fishing closure for the Elwha River and its tributaries through June 30, 2023.

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  • Ruby Beach Area Closure

    March 30, 2022 | 9:38 am

    A project to improve the Ruby Beach parking area and access road will begin in May or June of this year. The project will require the closure of Ruby Beach for about three months, until the work has been completed.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Olympic National Park Invites Public Input on Cape Alava and Sand Point Trail Rehabilitation

    March 25, 2022 | 2:56 pm

    Interested members of the public are invited to comment on the preliminary alternative concepts. The Cape Alava and Sand Point trails access each end of a 3-mile section of beach creating a 9-mile triangular wilderness hike, starting from the Lake Ozette Trailhead.

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  • Reservations for Fairholme Campground Available Online Beginning Friday, March 11th

    March 8, 2022 | 2:30 pm

    Reservations for Fairholme Campground Available Online Beginning Friday, March 11th

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  • Fishing Closures in Olympic National Park Rivers to Protect Wild Steelhead

    February 25, 2022 | 1:37 pm

    Fishing closures on the Hoh, South Fork Hoh, Bogachiel, Dickey, and Quillayute River systems will protect wild steelhead runs this spring.

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  • Fishing regulation changes in Olympic National Park to protect wild steelhead

    November 30, 2021 | 3:55 pm

    Olympic National Park has conservation concerns for declining wild steelhead populations and is implementing in-season fishing regulation changes within park waters for the Queets, Salmon, and Quinault river systems. Of particular concern is the forecasted low return of Queets River wild steelhead. The 2021-22 forecast for Queets wild steelhead is expected to be well below the minimum escapement goal of 4,200 wild fish. Queets wild steelhead have failed to meet that escapement goal in each of the last five years. The Salmon River will be open from December 1 through December 31, 2021 and two hatchery steelhead may be retained. The 2021-22 forecast for wild steelhead in the Quinault River system is expected to be 1,756 wild steelhead, which would be among the lowest return on record. These regulation changes are being implemented in cooperation with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Plan ahead and recreate responsibly this fall and winter season at Olympic National Park

    November 24, 2021 | 3:20 pm

    From snow-blanketed mountains and evergreen forests dripping with rain to ocean beaches pounded by winter storm waves—there are many ways to experience the fall and winter seasons at Olympic. Although most areas of the park are open, some facilities and park roads are closed now for the season. Before your visit, call the recorded Road & Weather line at 360-565-3131 and check the current conditions and weather forecast.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fishers released at Olympic National Park to boost restoration efforts for housecat-sized member of weasel family

    November 10, 2021 | 3:59 pm

    On Friday, November 5, federal, state, tribal and partner biologists released five fishers from Alberta, Canada into the lush, coastal forest near Lake Ozette, the latest event in a nearly two decades-long project to restore the native species to Washington State.

    Read more at nps.gov