Alerts & Notices

nullWe 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.


Remember, conditions can change rapidly, especially in backcountry areas. Always check weather reports and current conditions prior to your trip.

General Update 11/29/2017:

Winter travel conditions are present on trails and access roads above 2,000 feet. Expect high river and creek crossings, hard-packed snow and ice, difficulty route finding and windfall trees. High elevation trails are not recommended at this time without mountaineering equipment and experience.

Campgrounds and Trails 

Forest Roads

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.

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Know Before You Go:

Motor Vehicle Use Map cover Motorists: View Motor Vehicle Use Maps to see what routes are open by season and travel type. 
Passes Things to KnowInformation to help you plan ahead such as passes and permits, maps, regulations, and outdoor safety.

Forest fire

View fire information & restrictions. Report a Fire: Dial 911


  • Safety Reminder: High Water
  • Forest Road 24 Road along Lake Cushman is closed by landslide.
  • Big Creek area Thinning Project
  • Rock Slide on Forest Road 29


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