Frequently Asked Questions About Olympic National Forest
Is there a fee to get into Olympic National Forest ?
No, there is no fee to get into Olympic National Forest. However, there may be fees for parking at certain trailheads or campgrounds. There may also be additional permits required for activities in the park like hunting or fishing.
Does Olympic National Forest offer free camping sites?
Yes, Olympic National Forest does offer free camping sites. Dispersed camping is allowed in many areas of the forest. Dispersed camping areas do not have any amenities, so campers must bring everything with them. They must also pack everything out and leave no trace when they're done.
Is there a limit to how long you can camp in Olympic National Forest ?
Yes, there is a limit to how long you can camp in the Olympic National Forest. Campers may stay up to 21 days per year in areas outside of developed campgrounds. In developed campgrounds, campers may stay up to 14 days at a time, with no annual limit.
Can you kayak, canoe, or raft in Olympic National Forest ?
Yes, you can kayak and canoe in Olympic National Forest. There are many mountain lakes that are great for paddling! You can also whitewater raft in the forest, and there are several companies that lead guided trips in the area.
Is Olympic National Forest open all year round?
Yes, the Olympic National Forest is open year-round. The forest is a great spot for hiking, fishing, swimming, and mountain biking in summer. In winter, it's a good place for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.