Holiday sales begin at Olympic National Park visitor centers

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Discover Your Northwest’s annual holiday sale at visitor centers in Olympic National Park will begin Saturday.

Sales will continue through Dec. 24.

Along with books for children and adults, Discover Your Northwest sells maps, DVDs, stuffed animals, puppets, puzzles, games and T-shirts, said Barb Maynes, park spokeswoman.

The sale also offers a variety of postcards, note cards and posters created by local artists, including local photographer Ross Hamilton.

Throughout the nearly three-week sale, customers will receive a 15 percent discount at visitor centers. Discover Your Northwest members, as well as members of other national park cooperating associations, are eligible for 30 percent discounts with presentation of their membership cards.

Sale items and park passes will be offered at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

A more limited selection of sale items will be offered at the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, 18195 Upper Hoh Road, which is open during winter operational hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Olympic National Park Annual Pass and the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass will not be offered at discount prices. However, they are available at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and can be purchased as gifts.

America the Beautiful Senior Passes are also available for purchase and not eligible for a discounted price. Proof of the purchaser’s age (62 and older, U.S. citizen) is required for a Senior Pass purchase.

“For anyone who makes at least two trips into Olympic in a year, the Olympic National Park Annual Pass is a great value,” said Acting Park Superintendent Rachel Spector.

Discover Your Northwest operates on-site educational bookstores that provide visitors with books, toys, DVDs and other items that present information of the area’s natural and historical significance.

At Olympic National Park, Discover Your Northwest funds the publication of the park’s winter and summer newspapers as well as educational trail guides. It also has contributed to the park’s volunteer program, exhibits at visitor centers and the Perspectives speaker series, Maynes said.

Approximately 80 percent of the fee revenue collected in Olympic National Park remains in the park, Maynes said.

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