Outdoors

Olympic Hot Springs Road open after 3-year closure

The Olympic Hot Springs Road is open again after a three-year closure because of the Gline Canyon Dam removal.

The road is now open to the Boulder Creek Trailhead, which provides hikers access to Olympic Hot Springs Trail.

“Access to the Glines Canyon overlook and former Lake Mills will continue to be available only from the Whiskey Bend Road,” Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum said in a prepared statement. “Additional work needs to be done before we can safely open the viewpoint and old boat launch, so while the Olympic Hot Springs Road itself is open, the parking area at Glines Canyon is closed.”

The park expects these areas to open in late spring 2015.

Visitors are asked to consult current trail conditions before attempting the Olympic Hot Springs Trail. Visit the park website or call or visit the Wilderness Information Center, 360-565-3100.

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