On June 1, Olympic National Park will open the following park waters to recreational fishing: Lake Crescent, Sol Duc River, Gray Wolf River, Dosewallips River, Duckabush River, North Fork Skokomish River, and mountain lakes as per normal fishing seasons and regulations. The reopening is part of a phased approach by specific geographic area. Anglers are encouraged to practice responsible recreation and enjoy these outdoor activities if they can do so close to home, while also practicing physical distancing.
The following areas within Olympic National Park will remain closed to fishing until further notice:
- Lake Ozette and the Ozette River
- Dickey and lower Quillayute River
- Intertidal and marine waters
- Bogachiel and South Fork Calawah River systems
- Hoh and South Fork Hoh River systems
- Cedar, Goodman, Kalaloch, and Mosquito Creeks
- Queets and Salmon River systems
- Matheny Creek and Sams River
- Quinault, East Fork and North Fork River systems
- Irely Lake
All tributaries to above listed areas
Updates are posted to the park website at nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fishing.htm.
The temporary closure to recreational fishing parkwide in late March was in coordination with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and in response to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Proclamation 20-25 and Proclamation 20-05 issued by the Governor of the State of Washington to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).