We want your visit to Olympic National Forest to be enjoyable and safe. Please be aware that weather and road conditions can change very rapidly, and plan your trip accordingly. Review outdoor safety information to learn more about being prepared for any activity.
View a list of Forest Road conditions. Please contact your local ranger station during business hours to inquire about a specific route. Please note that wildlife gates are closed from October 1 until May 1.
Forest Road Safety: A significant amount of rain falls on the Olympic Peninsula annually, and forest roads are prone to flooding and washouts. Do not ever attempt to cross road washouts since you could easily get trapped. Always use extreme caution while driving on forest roads. Travel with your lights on, obey speed limits, and watch for pedestrians and other vehicles.
Between 7/12-7/22, 2016 WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and Olympic National Park will conduct aerial surveys to collect mountain goat abundance data on Olympic Peninsula, including the eastern portion of Olympic NF. A Bell Jet Ranger helicopter will fly roughly 200-300 ft. above ground level over mountain goat habitat, generally over 5,000 ft.
Temporary Big Creek Campground closure: July 19, 20 & 21.
The construction at Big Creek Campground is almost complete. One of the projects remaining is to extend the pavement on the entrance road to the campground. For this reason, the campground will be closing at 2 PM on Tuesday July 19th and will remain closed all of Wednesday July 20th and Thursday July 21st.
The campground will re-open Friday July 22 at 8 AM.
Bogachiel Trailhead is not accessible to vehicle traffic. This trailhead accesses Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trail and Ira Spring Wetland Trail which are part of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. While the closure does not restrict foot access there is no suitable parking area.