The first three miles of the eight-mile long Obstruction Point Road opened June 13. The road is clear of snow and has been graded as far as Waterhole. Visitors are advised that there is limited parking at Waterhole and asked to use extra care to avoid blocking the gate.
Beyond the gate, crews are still working on clearing and preparing the remaining five miles of road. Crews are using a front end loader to scoop and remove snow – over ten feet deep in places – from the road. The Deer Park Road is open. Visitors are advised to use caution while driving this winding gravel road, particularly over the coming week when a grader will be improving the road’s gravel surface. The Deer Park Campground is open for primitive camping, with pit toilets and no drinking water.
The Hurricane Hill Road (the 1.5 mile of road that leads past the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center to the Hurricane Ridge picnic area and Hurricane Hill trailhead) is open.
More information on visiting Olympic National Park and current conditions of park roads, campgrounds and other facilities is available at the Olympic National Park website.
June 16, 2014/ONP News Release