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  • Recreation Briefs

    Compiled by reporter Matt Baide|Jan 5, 2023

    Free parks days announced Discover Pass free days for 2023 were announced by lands managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, state Parks and Recreation Commission and state Department of Natural Resources. The first date to mark on the calendar is Jan. 16, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Other free days include March 9 and 19, April 22, June 10, 11 and 19, Sept. 23, Oct. 10, Nov. 11 and 24. National Parks, including Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier National Park, are also free to the public on Jan. 16. For more informati...

  • Colors of Fall

    Justin Johnson|Oct 21, 2021

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  • State lands free day Saturday, Sept. 25

    Compiled by reporter Matt Baide|Sep 23, 2021

    State lands free day Saturday, Sept. 25 Free entrance to state lands will be permitted Saturday in recognition of National and Washington Public Lands Day. According to a news release, Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will offer free entrance to state lands without a Discover Pass. This applies to all DNR and WDFW lands and in day-use areas at state parks. In 1994, National Public Lands Day was established as the fourth Saturday in September, with the National...

  • Campfire ban lifted for Olympic and North Cascades National Park

    Compiled by reporter Matt Baide|Sep 23, 2021

    Interagency fire managers announced the campfire ban in Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest and North Cascades National Park Service Complex has been lifted. According to a news release, the ban was lifted last Thursday, and the decision was made due to the fire danger moderating with cooler, moist weather and rainfall in the upcoming forecast. Although the restrictions have been lifted, park visitors are reminded to take precautions to ensure fire safety. Washington and the nation remain at Preparedness Level 5, the highest level...