One of the short roads off of U.S. 101 on the north side of the park, west of Port Angeles, winds its way along the Elwha River and up to the Glines Canyon Dam.
My first visit to Lake Mills and the Glines Dam on the Elwha River was on September 10, 2010. At that time the water was gradually being released to lower the lake level in preparation for the removal of the dam. The Elwha Dam, further downstream, was also slated for removal. I was curious to see what the area looked like after the dam had been removed.
The Elwha River now runs through the site of the former Lake Mills.
The Glines Dam and Lake Mills - photo taken September 10, 2010.
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Becky Wiseman, "The Olympic Peninsula :: Freeing the Elwha - August 12th," Kinexxions, posted September 30, 2015 (http://kinexxions.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-olympic-peninsula-freeing-elwha.html : accessed [access date])