Roads closed in Olympic National Forest

Leader News Staff
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Posted 10/27/21

Seven seasonal gates on the southern part of the Olympic National Forest have been closed, including Road 2451 in the North Fork Skokomish River watershed; on Roads 2354, 2353, and 2361 in the South …

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Roads closed in Olympic National Forest

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Seven seasonal gates on the southern part of the Olympic National Forest have been closed, including Road 2451 in the North Fork Skokomish River watershed; on Roads 2354, 2353, and 2361 in the South Fork Skokomish River watershed, and on Roads 2294 and 2270 in the Wynoochee River watershed. 

These closures, which happen each winter season from Oct. 1 to April 30, are designed to increase wildlife utilization of habitat, reduce the siltation of lakes and streams, and protect road systems.

Such closures also provide diverse recreational hunting opportunities, reduce harassment levels on deer and elk, and increase the escapement rate of buck deer and bull elk.

The closures extend only to the use of motorized vehicles; accessing the road systems behind the gates via hiking or mountain biking is

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