|Snowshoeing in Olympic National Park; photo credit NPS|
Hurricane Ridge Road is the primary access point for winter recreation in Olympic National Park. The road is open throughout the summer, and on weekends, weather-permitting, in the winter. Historically, the Park was able to keep the road opened and plowed throughout the winter, but budget cuts over the past decade have limited access.
Limited access to the park in the winter impacts outdoor recreation and the economic multipliers recreationists bring to local communities. A coalition of local and regional citizens, elected officials, and business that are advocating for seven-day a week winter access to Hurricane Ridge. For more information, visit Access the Ridge and Olympic National Park’s website.