Olympic National Park

The majesty of the Olympic Mountains, the fairy-tale quality of the rain forests and the pristine wilderness coastline are great reasons to visit Olympic National Park. This World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve encompasses nearly one million acres and also includes glacier-carved lakes, waterfalls, over 600 miles of hiking trails, dozens of campgrounds and scenic vistas. Highlights of the Park include Hurricane Ridge, the Hoh Rain Forest and 60 miles of unspoiled coastline. Don't miss the excellent exhibits at the Parks' main Visitor Center in Port Angeles, where staff and volunteers can help with detailed information on how to safely enjoy the Park. Displays and the Children's Discovery Room interpret the Park and prepare youngsters for the adventure and wonders they may find. The web site www.nps.gov/olym is informative and contains the most up-to-date information on trails, permits and backcountry conditions, as well as news of the Park. ONP Visitor Information Center: 600 E. Park Ave. Port Angeles, WA 98362 tel: 360-565-3130

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Ranger-Guided Elwha Exploration Walks on Former Lake Aldwell
 
From  Saturday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Olympic
National Park rangers will lead guided interpretive walks along the Elwha
River where Lake Aldwell once existed.   These programs will be offered
Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. through September 2.
 
Rangers will guide visitors through the dynamic landscape being created by
the river following the removal of the Elwha Dam.  Walks will provide a
fascinating, up-close look at shifting sediments, both old and new
vegetation, giant stumps logged a century ago, and the river
re-establishing itself.
 
The walks are free and begin at the former boat launch located at the end
of Lake Aldwell Road, which turns north off Highway 101 just west of the
Elwha River bridge.  Visitors should wear sturdy walking shoes or boots and
be prepared for windy conditions with no shade.  The guided portion of the
walk will last approximately one hour.
 
For more information about Elwha Exploration Walks, contact the Elwha
Ranger Station at (360) 452-9191.
 
For more information about Elwha River Restoration, including links to the
project webcams, weekly Dam Removal Blog and Elwha River Restoration
Facebook page, people may check online at the Olympic National Park website
http://tinyurl.com/Elwha-Restoration.

Location

Olympic National Park Visitor Information Center
600 E. Park Ave.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
United States
48° 6' 6.0048" N, 123° 25' 59.6748" W
Olympic National Park Visitor Information Center
600 E. Park Ave.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
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