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Olympic National Park Deer Park Road , campground opening today

The Deer Park Road and campground will open Tuesday, June 10. The nine-mile road is open as far as the campground. The last short section of road above the campground remains closed due to erosion damage and is expected to open by the end of the week.

Visitors are advised to use caution while driving this winding gravel road, particularly over the coming week when heavy equipment will be operating along the road. A road grader will work on improving the road’s gravel surface this week.

The campground provides primitive camping, with pit toilets and no drinking water.

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. Sections of the eight-mile long Obstruction Point Road are still snow-covered. Park staff hope to open the first three miles to the Waterhole area by end of this month.

For more information about visiting Olympic National Park and current conditions of park roads, campground and other facilities, consult the Olympic National Park website at www.nps.gov/olym.

 

 

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