Olympic National Forest offering two free days in June

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Olympic National Forest and other National Forest sites in the Northwest will offer free day-use entry on two Saturdays in June.

The fee waivers are in recognition of National Trails Day (June 7) and National Get Outdoors Day (June 14).

These are two of four such fee-free days and two weekends offered by the Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service during 2014.

The first fee-free day encourages people to hike on their national forest trails June 7, and to volunteer to help keep them maintained. Visit americanhiking.org for volunteer opportunities.

See nationalgetoutdoorsday.org for June 14 events.

The fee waiver applies to day-use fees at Forest Service recreation sites in Oregon and Washington. This includes many picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitor centers. Fees for camping, cabin rentals, heritage expeditions and other permits won’t be waived.

The other National Forest fee-free days in 2014 are National Public Lands Day (Sept. 27) and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 8-11).

Photo: Olympic National Forest’s Wonder Mountain Wilderness area. Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.