National Forest officials are alerting residents that this winter the Olympic National Forest experienced multiple atmospheric river events that caused unprecedented damage across the forest.
Because of this damage, some areas of the forest continue to have limited access.
Staff and volunteers have been working to clear blow-downs to ensure visitors can safely access the forest but due to the high volume of downed trees and low snow levels some areas remain inaccessible.
Visitors to the forest should be aware that general spring maintenance and operations of roads and recreation sites may be delayed while crews prioritize clearing blow down on high use roads.
Areas where access is limited include:
When visiting any area of the forest this spring visitors should practice the following tips to ensure a safe trip.
Recreation sites and roads are opening as conditions allow and maintenance is completed including the removal of blow down. Visitors are encouraged to report significant road or trail damage by sending an email to the Olympic National Forest.
For updates on recreation sites on the forest visit the forest’s Recreation Conditions Report or call a forest office.