National park offers free entrance Monday

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Olympic National Park and the U.S. Forest Service will offer free entrance and the U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at day-use sites Monday in honor of Presidents Day.

Hurricane Ridge Road will be open Monday, weather permitting, providing visitors with a three-day weekend.

Olympic National Park’s regular entrance fee is $25 per car. On fee-free days, other park fees, including wilderness camping and campground fees, remain in effect. The Olympic National Park annual pass costs $50.

Overnight wilderness use permits are $8 nightly and and annual wilderness pass is $45.

With other national park areas across the country, Olympic National Park will offer free admission on these other days in 2017:

• April 15-16, 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week.

• Aug. 25: National Park Service anniversary.

• Sept. 30: National Public Lands Day.

• Nov. 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend.

For more information about senior, access and military passes that provide free entry, visit www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fees.htm.

To check the status of Hurricane Ridge Road, call 360-565-3131.

The national forest fee waiver includes some popular trailheads at Olympic National Forest. Fees for camping, cabin and lodge room rentals or other permits still apply.

The Quilcene and Quinault district offices will be open on Monday but other offices will be closed for the federal holiday. For more informaiton, see https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ olympic/passes-permits.

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