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Hurricane Ridge and Deer Park


Hurricane Ridge: spectacular mountain views, wildflowers, deer, black bear, marmots, and other wildlife. Winter snow play and cross-country and downhill skiing though winter storms with winds that can exceed 100 mph make keeping the area open for winter recreation a challenge. Deer Park: alpine scenery, wildlife and wildflowers.

National Park Facilities:

Hurricane Ridge: Visitor Center (staffed seasonally): interpretive audio-visual programs and displays, accessible restroom, interpretive programs (seasonally), information desk. No camping is allowed (nearest camping is at Heart O' the Hills.) Picnic areas at Visitor Center and along road to Hurricane Hill.

Heart O' the Hills: Ranger Station: not staffed. Entrance Station: fees collected weekends in winter and daily throughout summer. Heart O' the Hills Campground (open year-round weather permitting): 105 sites with picnic tables and fire pits, 1 accessible site, potable water, restrooms, no RV dump station or hookups. Interpretive programs seasonally.

Deer Park: Ranger Station: staffed seasonally. Deer Park Campground (summer only): 14 sites with tables and fire pits, pit toilets, no RV facilities. Road, which is unsuitable for trailers or RVs, is closed 2.5 miles below the campground in winter.

Concession Facilities:

Firewood sales in summer at Heart O' the Hills. Hurricane Area: Snack bar and gift shop, ski and snowshoe rentals (seasonal hours), winter ski lift operations.


Hurricane Area: Hurricane Hill Trail: 1.5-mile ascent to panoramic views. Meadow Loop Trails: short, paved, nature trails near Visitor Center, accessible with assistance. Hurricane area also has access to extensive backcountry in the Klahhane Ridge, Elwha Valley and Obstruction Point areas.

Heart O' the Hills: Heart of the Forest Trail: 2-mile trail through old-growth forest. Area has trailheads for access to Lake Angeles, Klahhane Ridge, and Heather Park.

Deer Park: Blue Mountain Trail: .5-mile loop trail to summit with 360-degree views. Area has trailheads for access to backcountry in the Graywolf valley and Obstruction Point areas.