Visit Olympic National Park for free on Saturday


In honor of National Public Lands Day, Olympic National Park is offering free admission to the park all day on Saturday, Sept. 30.

First home to Native American tribes – and then inhabited by European settlers in the late 1500s – much of Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest has remained unchanged since that time, park officials said.

In 1897, President Grover Cleveland designated the peninsula’s forests as the Olympic Forest Reserve, and in 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an act to establish Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park was named as a World Heritage site in 1981 for its beauty, and its diversity of plants and animals.


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