Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park Releases 2013-14 Fishing Regs

Olympic National Park has released its sport fishing regulations for 2013-2014 and announced the closure of recreational fishing in the Hoh River watershed effective immediately.

NPS Issues Prospectus For Olympic National Park’s Log Cabin Resort

The National Park Service recently solicited proposals for the operation of Log Cabin Resort in Olympic National Park. The contract includes management of the lodge and cabins, food service for a dining room and soda fountain, retail services, boat rentals, and operation of a campground for RVs and tents.

Marmot Monitors Needed For Olympic National Park

Got a hankering for monitoring marmots? Call Olympic National Park.

Learning About Whales Getting A Little Easier At Olympic National Park

Knowing where to look for whales, and how to identify the whales you see, is getting easier at Olympic National Park thanks to The Whale Trail, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and the park staff.

Parks Beyond Borders: Icelandic National Park Rangers and Partners Train in United States; Wales' Brecon Beacons Gets Dark Sky Designation

Icelandic park rangers and partners just finished a two-week visit to the United States, learning about American-style national park management, development and conservation at national parks in Washington and Oregon.

Removal Of Wayward Japanese Dock From Olympic National Park Coast To Cost More Than $600,000

Remember that Japanese dock, cast adrift by a tsunami back in 2011, that came ashore at Olympic National Park? It's going to cost more than $600,000 to remove it.

Olympic National Park Invites Public To Discuss Wilderness Stewardship Plan

Mention wilderness stewardship involving Olympic National Park, and people listen. That's why the park has rescheduled a public meeting to discuss its Wilderness Stewardship Plan -- so it can accommodate a larger crowd than expected.

Birding In The National Parks: In The Wake Of The Christmas Bird Count

Did anyone partake in a Christmas Bird Count in or around our national parks? Preliminary reports from the field indicate some robust species counts.

112th Congress Took Backward Steps When It Came To Designating Wilderness In National Park System

Not only did the 112th Congress fail to pass any legislation creating additional wilderness in the National Park System, but it turns out the body actually cut some official wilderness out of the system.

National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part II

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In this, the second of our two-part series, the Traveler looks at why some properties are not as well-maintained as you might expect.

National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part I

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In a two-part series, the Traveler looks at the highs and lows of upkeep in the National Park System.
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Dock Thought To Be From Japan Lands On Shores Of Olympic National Park

A section of a dock thought to have drifted from Japan following the March 2011 tsunami has come ashore along the coast of Olympic National Park, and officials are working on a plan to remove it.

List Of Candidate Species Under Consideration For Endangered Species Act Protection Include At Least 12 From National Parks

In its annual list of species considered to be candidates for Endangered Species Act protection, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cited at least 12 species that either can be found, or were found, in the National Park System.

Winter Regulations In Effect At Olympic National Park

Winter access rules are in place for Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, where plowing operations are scheduled for three days a week.

Roosevelt Fireplace Cabins In Olympic National Park Open Winter Weekends

Having a cabin with a roaring fire to return to after a long day in a national park is a great way to top off the day. And in Olympic National Park, you'll be able to do that weekends this winter if you can reserve one of the Roosevelt Cabins at Lake Crescent.

Olympic National Park Officials Say It's Too Expensive To Keep Hurricane Ridge Open Daily In Winter

In a move not popular with locals, Olympic National Park officials have decided they cannot afford to maintain daily access to Hurricane Ridge during the winter months.

Rock Slide Forces A 50-Mile Detour At Olympic National Park

A rock slide on Highway 101 near Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park is forcing visitors to take a roughly 50-mile detour while crews clean up the rubble and stablize the cliffside.

Search For Missing Hiker In Olympic National Park Has Happy Ending

A 32-year-old Washington man missing in the backcountry of Olympic National Park since Sunday injured an ankle, but otherwise was OK when searchers found him.

Search Launched For Overdue Hiker In Olympic National Park

A search was under way in Olympic National Park on Wednesday for a backpacker who failed to return from a three-day hike.

Mount Rainier, North Cascades, And Olympic National Parks Share $300,000 In Grants

More than a quarter-million-dollars worth of grants have been distributed to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks from Washington's National Park Fund, which has contributed more than $1.4 million to the parks during the past five years.

Reader Participation Day: Which National Park Destination Would You Prefer This Fall?

Tell us, Travelers, where would you prefer to spend your fall vacation in the National Park System?

King Salmon Spotted Migrating Back Into Olympic National Park

The kings are back. Less than five months after the Elwha Dam was taken down, king salmon have been spotted migrating back up the Elwha River and into Olympic National Park.

Dining At The Parks: Scallops In Potato Nest With Ponzu Sauce And Citrus Vinaigrette From Lake Quinault Lodge In Olympic National Park

Chefs at restaurants in and around national parks spend a lot of time designing dishes reflective of their surroundings. So is it any surprise that Lake Quinault Lodge Executive Chef Patrick Norris focused on scallops recently when he was looking for something special?

Olympic National Park Officials Fine Individual For Taking 100-Year-Old Wagon Wheel From Park

Apparently a local living near Olympic National Park never thought too hard about the saying that in a national park you should "take only pictures and leave only footprints."

Around The Park System: Bike Shuttles At Cape Cod National Seashore, Fire Worries In The Rockies, And More

Here's a quick blast of news from around the National Park System.

U.S. House Approves Legislation That Would Toss Aside Environmental Laws Protecting National Parks

A package of bills that would toss aside environmental laws and regulations protecting a wide number of national parks passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, though its prospects in the Senate were unclear.

Birding In The National Parks: Top 10 Birding Spots In The National Park System

Spring migration is winding down across much of North America, and it’s time for birders to relax and reflect. I’ve been contemplating happy thoughts such as where I would go if given an all-expenses paid birding trip to any U.S. National Park in the next 12 months. No one has offered this to me yet, but I made up a list in my head.

U.S. House To Consider Legislation Opponents Believe Would Degrade Public Lands, National Parks

A package of legislation that sponsors call the Conservation and Economic Growth Act and which critics maintain would severely cripple the nation's environmental laws and pose a threat to the National Park System is expected to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this week.

The Best National Park Campgrounds (According To Us)

Here are the best national park campgrounds, according to the Traveler's lodging experts, David and Kay Scott, who actually spend more time in a tent than you might imagine!
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