At Olympic National Park, How Would You Improve The Log Cabin Resort?
For many, the Log Cabin Resort at Olympic National Park is not their first lodging choice. But park officials hope to change that with an improvement plan for the Lake Crescent resort. And they're interested in hearing your suggestions.
Park officials acknowledge that the resort was "run down" when the last concessions contract expired in 2011. At that point, they retained ARAMARK Parks and Destinations to manage the property until a new concessionaire could be found. It turned out that ARAMARK would be that concessionaire; last fall the company received a 10-year contract to manage the Log Cabin Resort.
Now the park is working on the improvement plans, which include construction of accessible restrooms and pathways and replacement of eight guest cabins and a manager’s residence for the resort. At least two of the new cabins would be ADA accessible. Paving of access roadways and parking areas within the resort is also planned.
Now the park staff is seeking public comment to help define the issues and concerns to be addressed in an environmental assessment on the proposed improvements. The EA is slated for release and public review this fall.
“The proposed improvements are part of our ongoing commitment to upgrade and modernize the facilities at Log Cabin Resort,” said Olympic Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “The resort is a multi-generation tradition for many families, and we look forward to providing improved access for both day and overnight visitors.”
You can find more information on the project, and submit your comments on the plans, at this web page. Public comments should be submitted by June 9.
Comments may also be sent to the following address:
Superintendent – Log Cabin Resort EA Scoping
Olympic National Park
600 East Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Since 2011, park staff have made numerous improvements to the facilities at Log Cabin Resort, ranging from replacement kitchen fixtures, new signage and accessibility upgrades to the RV and tent camping area. New docks will be installed this fall, improving area safety and providing an accessible boat launch for kayaks and canoes.