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PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Olympic National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. Several tribal reservations are closed to outside visitors, meaning these areas of the park are currently closed. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Olympic National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Washington and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Olympic National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Washington and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Olympic National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Washington and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 24, 2021
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  • Search continues for overdue backpacker

    September 18, 2021 | 4:16 pm

    A search is underway for an overdue backpacker in Olympic National Park. Jerren Fisher is a 26-year-old male and is 5’11” tall, 200 pounds, with light brown hair in a ponytail and a thick red beard. Fisher is known to hike in tie dye t-shirts and bright colors. His last known location is the Graves Creek Trailhead in the Quinault Rain Forest.

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  • Search underway for overdue backpacker

    September 17, 2021 | 6:03 pm

    A search is currently underway for a backpacker reported overdue in Olympic National Park. Jerren Fisher is a 26-year-old male and is 5’11” tall, 200 pounds, with light brown hair in a ponytail and a thick red beard. Fisher is known to hike in tie dye t-shirts and bright colors. His last known location is the Graves Creek Trailhead in the Quinault Rain Forest.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Campfire ban lifted for Olympic and North Cascades national parks and Olympic and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie national forests

    September 16, 2021 | 9:15 am

    Interagency fire managers announce the campfire ban is lifted effective Thursday, September 16, on all lands and campgrounds within Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The decision to lift the campfire ban is due to the fire danger moderating with cooler, moist weather and the forecast for significant rainfall.

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  • Multiagency law enforcement response bring incident at Deer Park to a safe resolution

    September 1, 2021 | 1:09 pm

    A multiagency law enforcement response was able to bring the incident at Deer Park to a safe resolution late last night with no injuries. The individual is in custody. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. Further details will be forthcoming. Deer Park and Obstruction Point roads will remain closed at this time. Park staff are currently working to reopen Hurricane Ridge. Check the park Twitter and Facebook pages or call the Road & Weather hotline at 360-565-3131 for road status updates.

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  • Multiagency law enforcement response brings incident at Deer Park to a safe resolution; Hurricane Ridge reopened

    September 1, 2021 | 12:00 am

    A coordinated, multiagency law enforcement response brought the incident at Deer Park to a safe resolution late Tuesday evening without injuries. Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge have been closed since Sunday morning for public safety due to an ongoing law enforcement incident involving an armed and potentially dangerous individual. The individual in custody is a 41-year-old male who is a resident of Port Angeles. The investigation is ongoing.

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  • Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge areas remain closed for public safety

    August 31, 2021 | 3:53 pm

    The park areas at Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge remain closed for public safety due to an ongoing law enforcement incident. The area closure includes the nearby wilderness camping areas and hiking trails. A multi-agency response is in place and we are currently focused on keeping the Deer Park area clear of visitors and resolving the situation.

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  • Officials remind public of campfire ban and high fire danger at Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park

    August 11, 2021 | 4:04 pm

    With continued hot weather and dry conditions, Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park are reminding visitors that all campfires, including charcoal, are banned on both the National Forest and National Park. This includes the coastal areas of Olympic National Park. Gas or propane camp stoves may still be used in the wilderness backcountry and campgrounds but should be operated well away from flammable vegetation and forest litter. Extreme caution is urged with any open flame.

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  • Missing Backpacker Located

    August 8, 2021 | 2:51 pm

    The search for missing backpacker Cheri Keller resolved today at approximately 11:00 am when King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian II helicopter spotted her off trail in a basin to the east of Mt. Steele. The helicopter was able to land in the basin and transport her to Sanderson Field Airport in Shelton. Keller was transported in stable condition by ambulance to Mason County Hospital for evaluation.

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  • Search Continues for Missing Backpacker

    August 7, 2021 | 4:12 pm

    A search is underway for a backpacker reported missing on August 5 in Olympic National Park. Cheri Keller is a 56-year-old female from Olympia, Washington and is 5’6” tall with gray hair. She was wearing a blue shirt, khaki pants and blue trail running shoes with a blue backpack. She also had a yellow synthetic material t-shirt with her that she may be wearing. Keller was last seen by her backpacking group on August 4 around 11:30 am near Home Sweet Home camp where the group of five backpackers had stopped for water. Home Sweet Home is located 12 miles from the North Fork Skokomish Trailhead in the Staircase area of the park. Keller’s group had a wilderness permit for August 1-5 to hike from the Duckabush trailhead over to Staircase.

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  • Search Underway for Missing Backpacker in Olympic National Park

    August 6, 2021 | 11:36 am

    A search is currently underway for a backpacker reported missing on August 5 in Olympic National Park. Cheri Keller is a 56-year-old female from Olympia, Washington and is 5’6” tall, with gray hair. She was wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants with a blue backpack. Keller was last seen by her backpacking group on August 4 around 11:30 am near Home Sweet Home camp, located in the southeastern region of the park. The group of five backpackers had stopped there for water.

    Read more at nps.gov