SUNDAY: Parks admission free during Veterans Day weekend through Monday

Peninsula Daily News

In honor of Veterans Day, entrance to national and state parks will be free through Monday.

Olympic National Park will waive entrance fees for all visitors for Veterans Day weekend. That means a savings of $15 per vehicle or $5 per person on foot, bicycling or on a motorcycle.

Wilderness camping and campground fees will remain in effect.

Today through Monday, the Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, about 31 miles south of Forks off Highway U.S. 101, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Most park campgrounds and roads will remain open, weather permitting.

Deer Park and Obstruction Point roads and Altair, Deer Park, Fairholme and South Beach campgrounds are closed for the season.

A Discover Pass will not be needed to enter state parks through Monday.

The pass, which costs $10 a day or $30 a year, still will be needed to access lands managed by the state departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days.

For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park's recorded information line at 360-565-3131 or online at www.nps.gov/olym.

Last modified: November 10. 2013 8:41AM
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