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Olympic National Park’s Graves Creek Road to Reopen!

The Quinault Rainforest’s Graves Creek Road is reopening just in time for wilderness enthusiasts to appreciate first-hand the rain and transformation of Olympic National Park’s saturated rainforests. You read that right- the Graves Creek Road in Olympic National Park is scheduled to reopen to vehicle traffic and campers on October 15th, 2016!

Olympic National Park’s Graves Creek Road Closed For Repairs

For the next two weeks, the Graves Creek Campground and access to Quinault Rainforest destinations like Pony Bridge and the Enchanted Valley will be off limits to all Olympic National Park visitors. Starting on Monday, September 19th, road crews will begin repairs along several sections of the Graves Creek Road. Since last winter, the road …

Here Comes the Sun: Hikes to End the Gray Season in the Pacific Northwest

Long before the giant yellow orb in the sky makes its triumphant return, residents around the Pacific Northwest start to buzz with sunny anticipation. On TV news stations around the region, anchors and meteorologists exchange flirtatious banter, hinting at something great looming on the horizon. I swear, Seattle TV news anchor Dennis Bounds once even …

Washout Restricts Access to Olympic National Park’s Quinault Rainforest

As heavy rains, strong winds and otherwise nasty conditions blasted the Pacific Northwest, the Quinault River ran high and wild, shifting its banks as it always has. In previous years, the river shifted course 14 miles upriver, threatening to wash away the Enchanted Valley Chalet. In late 2015, the river shifted further downstream, wiping out …

Weather Closes Staircase and Other Areas of Olympic National Park for the Weekend

After what has felt like a decade’s worth of bad weather hitting us over the past seven days, the effects of the storms are continuing to wreak havoc on travel plans around Washington State and in our National Parks. Across the state, numerous roads are closed, with many more damaged and/or flooded. Rivers are flooding and spilling …

Spending the Night: Olympic National Park’s Graves Creek Campground

“Every so often, I feel like a condensed version of a Jack London novel. I answer the call of the wild, but I can only get away for a weekend.”  Those of us lucky enough to live in the Puget Sound region know that are spoiled. Within a few hours drive, we can be sleeping …

Your Guide to the Campgrounds of Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is known for amazing views, fantastic hiking and some of the last true wilderness in America, yet few know of all of the unique camping opportunities along the roads of the park. Spread around the region, camping in Olympic offers visitors a wide of variety of choices.