WEEKEND: Get outdoors on free day Saturday at state parks

Peninsula Daily News

State parks and the National Forest Service will waive day-use fees Saturday to mark National Get Outdoors Day.

State parks will not require display of Discover Passes, and the Forest Service will not require users to display a Northwest Forest Pass at trails.

Both annual passes cost $30.

Day-use only

Free days apply only to day-use, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

A Discover Pass still will be required to access lands managed by the state departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife.

To celebrate the day, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will host a Family Tide Pool Walk from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Kalaloch Beach 4.

Education specialist Nicole Harris will discuss tide-pool etiquette and safety, hand out tide-pool guides, educate guests on intertidal life and answer questions.

On the other side of the North Olympic Peninsula, Fort Flagler State Park in Nordland will celebrate a Discover Pass free day with live open-mic music by Bruce and Deborah Jakola at the Beachcomber Cafe.

On the North Olympic Peninsula, several state parks are open now.

They are Bogachiel near Forks, Dosewallips near Brinnon, Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, Fort Townsend and Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Anderson Lake State Park near Chimacum and Sequim Bay near Sequim.

Last modified: June 12. 2014 4:32PM
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