Submitted by Public Affairs Forest Service
Forest Road 25, the Hamma Hamma Road as well as trails accessed by the Hamma Hamma Road, are once again open to the public. After having received more than 7 inches of rain in the area, the Maple Fire, which closed the road, is deemed contained. The historic Hamma Hamma cabin is also available for rent by going to recreation.gov.
Campgrounds in the area, however, are now closed for the season.
Due to post-fire hazards like falling trees and rolling rocks, the area south of the Hamma Hamma River remains closed at this time, including Forest Roads 2401, 2480 and 2421 and associated trails. The attached map shows the current closed area related to the Maple Fire.
The Maple Fire burned approximately 3,500 acres. The cause of the fire is still under investigation although it is known to be human-caused.
The Olympic National Forest wants to remind all visitors to forest the during the fall and winter months to be prepared for inclement weather and drive responsibly.
For further updates about the Maple Fire as well as other updates and news about the Forest, please go to the Olympic National Forest Facebook page and the Olympic National Forest official web page.