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Route to Olympic Hot Springs reopened

Olympic Hot Springs.
Olympic Hot Springs.

TRAILS -- Olympic National Park has reopened a road and trailhead leading to Olympic Hot Springs.

The Kitsap Sun reports Olympic Hot Springs Road and the Boulder Creek Trailhead had been closed for three years while workers dismantled the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River. The trail leads 2.5 miles to the undeveloped springs, where nudity is common.

The park says the hot springs underwent ecosystem restoration during the closure. Visitors are asked to camp only in designated areas, avoid stepping on plants and pack out whatever you pack in.

The Seattle Times has more info here.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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