A vehicle makes the turn onto Hurricane Ridge Road towards Heart o’ the Hills and Lake Dawn this spring in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A vehicle makes the turn onto Hurricane Ridge Road towards Heart o’ the Hills and Lake Dawn this spring in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Olympic National Park staff sets summer season

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge Gift Shop & Snack Bar will be staffed daily beginning today.

The visitor center will be open when Hurricane Ridge Road is open through Sept. 30.

Hurricane Ridge Road is now open 24 hours a day, weather permitting. Visitors can call the Road & Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131 for current road and weather conditions.

Hurricane Hill Road — the 1.5 miles of road that leads past the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center to the Hurricane Ridge Picnic Area and Hurricane Hill Trailhead — is open, though some snow might remain in parking/picnic areas.

Reaching elevations higher than 6,000 feet, sections of Obstruction Point Road are still covered with snow. This road will open by the end of June, depending on snow conditions.

Check www.olympic nationalparks.com for more information.

The Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Heart o’ the Hills Campground is open year-round with drinking water and flush toilets available.

Here is the status of other areas of the national park:

Dosewallips

Dosewallips Road remains closed due to a washout outside the park boundaries in Olympic National Forest, so access to the primitive campground is walk-in only (about 5.5 miles).

Deer Park

Deer Park Road and campground are both open. The campground provides primitive camping, with pit toilets and no drinking water.

Elwha Valley

Olympic Hot Springs Road is open to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook. No access of any kind is available beyond Glines Canyon Overlook because of work on Boulder Creek Trail.

Whiskey Bend Road is open all the way to the trailhead, though the gravel road is not suitable for RVs or trailers.

There are currently no campgrounds in the Elwha Valley.

Hoh Rain Forest

Hoh Rain Forest Road is generally open 24 hours a day, unless road work or weather conditions cause it to close temporarily.

The Hoh Rain Forest Campground is open year-round with drinking water and flush toilets available.

The Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center is open daily through Sept. 30.

Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent Lodge opened for the season April 28 and will remain open through Jan. 2, 2018.

It offers a range of lodging options, a dining room, boat rentals and a gift shop.

More information is available at www.olympic nationalparks.com.

Fairholme Campground will be open through Oct. 2, with drinking water and flush toilets available. Fairholme Store is open daily through Sept. 4.

Log Cabin Resort is open through Sept. 30 for lodging, RV and tent camping, a boat launch, dining room and store. Check www.olympicnationalparks.com for more information.

La Poel picnic area is open for day use.

Pacific Coast

Kalaloch, Mora and Ozette — Olympic National Park’s road-accessible coastal destinations — are open, including all roads, campgrounds and trailheads.

Rialto Beach is not accessible via Mora Road, however, since road repair work began May 17 and will last for up to six weeks.

The Kalaloch and Mora campgrounds both provide drinking water and flush toilets. The Ozette Campground is primitive with pit toilets. Drinking water is available now through mid-October.

The Kalaloch Information Station will be open daily beginning Sunday through Sept. 30.

Kalaloch Lodge is open year-round with cabins, lodge rooms, dining, a gift shop and a small store.

For more information, check www.thekalaloch lodge.com.

Queets Valley

Lower and Upper Queets roads are both open 24 hours a day, unless road work or weather conditions cause temporary closures.

The Queets Campground is open for primitive camping with pit toilets and no drinking water.

Quinault Rain Forest

Quinault Loop Road, which includes Quinault North Shore and South Shore roads, is open. North Fork Road also is open.

The 6-mile Graves Creek Road is open. RVs and trailers are not permitted because of road conditions.

Quinault-area roads typically are open 24 hours a day, unless temporarily closed by road work or weather conditions. The Graves Creek Campground and North Fork Campground are open for primitive camping with pit toilets and no drinking water.

Sol Duc Valley

Sol Duc Road is generally open 24 hours a day, unless road work or weather conditions cause it to close temporarily.

The Sol Duc Campground is operated by Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and is open for the season with flush toilets and drinking water available through Oct. 29.

Reservations are accepted for up to 75 percent of the campsites, with the remainder available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for the Sol Duc Campground can be made online at www. recreation.gov.

The Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort is open for the season with lodging, dining, hot spring pools and a small store. The resort will be open through Oct. 29.

More information is available at www.olympic nationalparks.com.

Staircase

The Staircase Campground opened May 25, with drinking water and flush toilets available through Sept. 30.

Park Trails & Wilderness Information Center

The Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center (WIC), located at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to stop by or call the Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100 for current trail reports, hiking safety tips and trip planning suggestions. Information also is available at the park’s website.

www.fs.usda.gov/rec main/olympic/recreation#cond.For information on U.S. Forest Service trails, see fs.usda. gov/recmain/olympic/recreation#cond.

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