What is Open and Closed on the Olympic Peninsula, WA | Official Site

Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

This page has the latest information on major closures to recreational lands and roads on the Olympic Peninsula as well as required permit information. Regular seasonal closures as well as privately-owned campgrounds and RV parks will not be listed here in detail.

Visit our Lodging page for a complete list of campgrounds and RV parks on the Olympic Peninsula. We encourage everyone to visit each jurisdiction’s website to check on specifics such as max capacity regulations, permits, and camping requirements. For traffic and road closures visit WA State Dept. of Transportation. For fishing and shellfishing regulations visit WA State Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. For general Covid-19 and travel safety information see our COVID-19 Blog.

Road & Trail Maintenance

7.3.22 The Dungeness River Bridge section of the Olympic Discovery Trail is closed for maintenance July 5 – September 30. Visit the Olympic Discovery Trail website for more information on trail maintenance and segment closures.

6.6.22 Hwy 112 is now fully OPEN after a 4 ft. crack in the road closed it near Jim Creek.

5.23.22 Road construction continues on Upper Hoh Road outside the park – Expect delays & heavy truck traffic. Work is expected to continue late Summer 2023. Learn More

Olympic National Park

6.9.22 A portion of the Quillayute River floodplain adjacent to Mora Campground is now closed for public safety until a land-management project is complete in the fall. This closure does not include the Mora Campground, picnic area, or any portion of the Slough Trail. Campers and visitors in the Mora area should expect intermittent noise from construction on weekdays during the summer and from helicopter flights during daylight hours beginning June 20 through 24 or up to June 26. A portion of the Quillayute River will also be closed up to June 26.

5.23.22 Ruby Beach access will be closed June 16 – Mid September while work is being done on the parking area. Learn More

Visit the Olympic National Park Alerts & Conditions page and the Trail Conditions page. Entry Passes and Backcountry Permits are required. For information on Lake Crescent Lodge, Lake Quinault Lodge, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, Log Cabin Resort and other services and concessions operated within Olympic National Park here. For information about Kalaloch Lodge click here.

Before your visit Hurricane Ridge, call the recorded Road & Weather line at 360-565-3131 to check the current status of roads and campgrounds and for weather information (updated twice daily). Roads and campgrounds in the park may close on short notice for safety due to hazardous weather.

Although the Elwha/Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to vehicles at the Madison Falls parking area due to a road washout, the road is open to pedestrians, stock, bicyclists, and pets on leash. A toilet is open at the Madison Falls Trailhead, but no further facilities are available beyond the gate. Please pack out all trash.

Olympic National Forest

5.6.22 Falls View Campground remains closed for maintenance. Trails open for pedestrians only at the gate unless otherwise noted.

4.1.22 Klahanie Campground remains closed through 2022

Visit Olympic National Forest website. Recreation Passes and Permits are required at some locations. Most day-use sites and trailheads are open. Dispersed camping is allowed. Users should expect no restrooms, water, or garbage services available. Be prepared to properly dispose of human waste & pack out all trash.

Washington State Parks on the Olympic Peninsula

Visit Washington State Parks’ Alert Center for the most-current information. A Discover Pass is required for all state recreation lands.

County Parks & Other Lands

Visit Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, and Grays Harbor County’s websites.

Tribal Lands

3.15.22 All tribal lands except the Quinault Indian Nation are open to visitors. The Makah lands at Neah Bay are open and proof of vaccination is required before entering. A $20 Recreation Permit will be required and can be purchased at local Neah Bay businesses.

Please be aware that the Sacred Islands at La Push are off limits to non-tribal members. More information about proper etiquette when visiting tribal lands can be found on the Quileute Tribe’s website.

Please check each tribe’s website before visiting. While some services and businesses such as casinos are open, other recreation such as hiking and camping on tribal land may still be closed to non-tribal members. Not all native tribal lands are listed. See our COVID-19 Blog for further updates on tribal lands and casinos. Links: Makah Tribe, Quileute Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Skokomish Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe

 

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