Olympic Park Campground to Reopen
Olympic National Park’s Heart O’ the Hills campground is set to reopen today (June 22) after a six-month closure, according to KONP.com in Port Angeles, Wash..
The windstorm of Dec. 15 – now known as the Hannukah Eve Windstorm of 2006 – felled hundreds of trees in the campground, damaging signs, picnic tables and other campground amenities.
Superintendent Bill Laitner says crews have worked hard all winter and spring to restore public access to the park – their work, and the contributions of volunteers, have enabled the park to welcome visitors back for the summer season.
While vehicle access has been restored to all park areas damaged by last year’s storms, Laitner reminds hikers that trails and their bridges may still be damaged. He says anyone planning to hike in the park should check with the Wilderness Information Center for up to date condition reports. Current trail conditions are also available at the park’s website, www.nps.gov/olym.