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.
Campgrounds and Trail Conditions
Specific campground and trail conditions are listed on our Recreation page.
Please report any trail, road, or recreation site damage to the nearest ranger station or email us.
Forest Road Conditions
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.
The seasonal wildlife gates in the Wynoochee, and North and South Fork Skokomish watersheds will be opening Friday, May 1. View maps of these two areas below that show roads behind the gates that will be accessible for the 2015 season.
Please note: Many seldom used forest roads may be overgrown or otherwise not drive-able.