Olympic National Park is waiving entrance fees on Saturday, Sept. 25, in conjunction with National Public Lands Day.
“In celebration of National Public Lands Day and the last bit of summer weather, we’re pleased to announce this Saturday as a ‘fee-free day,’” said Park Superintendent Karen Gustin.
“This should be a great way to learn more about the park, get information on volunteer opportunities or just spend the day outside enjoying the park.”
The park offers a series of ranger-led programs and guided walks at most of the park’s popular destinations.
Events planned for Saturday include:
• Hurricane Ridge:
• Hoh Rain Forest:
National Public Lands Day has been held annually since 1994 as a way for outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate, enjoy and learn about the great outdoors.
This year, Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources will hold a volunteer sign-up and outreach event in conjunction with Public Lands Day. Representatives of each agency will be on hand to answer questions about volunteer opportunities. The event will be from 1-3 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, at the DNR office at 411 Tillicum Lane in Forks.
For information on volunteering in Olympic National Park, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/olym/supportyourpark. For more information on volunteering on public lands, see the press release at www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/News.