September 14, 2022: Ruby Beach reopened after a 3 month closure. It was closed back in June to make improvements to accessibility, bathrooms, parking, and overlooks. The parking area and access road were graded and paved, and curbs, sidewalks, crosswalks, and steps were installed making the area safer for visitors in compliance with Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards. A newly installed storm drainage system will reduce bluff erosion.
Facility Manager Lisa Turecek said “We are so happy to welcome visitors back to Ruby Beach, and we appreciate their patience during the summer closure. Olympic National Park is a place for everyone to experience and connect with nature. These new improvements to the Ruby Beach parking area, overlooks, and trailhead will improve accessibility and help preserve this beautiful area.”
Ruby Beach is located on the the Olympic Peninsula, in the boundaries of Olympic National Park just 30 minutes from Forks. It receives approximately 225,000 visitors annually. Learn more at https://go.nps.gov/rubybeach
For more information on visiting Forks, WA and stunning Ruby Beach, visit our Website, Forkswa.com.
News Story Compiled from nps.gov/olym/learn/news/rubybeachreopens.htm