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June 24, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Olympic National Park marks 75th year with Saturday events

Lake Crescent Lodge is one of the venues for Saturday celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the creation of Olympic National Park. (photo by Kristin Jackson/The Seattle Times)

Lake Crescent Lodge is one of the venues for Saturday celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of Olympic National Park. (photo by Kristin Jackson/The Seattle Times)

Join in the celebration of Olympic National Park’s 75th anniversary this Saturday, June 29. That’s when the National Park Service and the park concessionaire Aramark will stage events to mark the diamond anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Olympic Peninsula tour that led to the park’s creation.

The celebration starts at 9 a.m. June 29 with breakfast at Lake Crescent Lodge, to commemorate the start of Roosevelt’s expedition. Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum and other dignitaries will speak at the event. Free cake and lavender iced tea will be available throughout the day. The breakfast is open to the public; reservations are recommended.

Lake Crescent is on the northern edge of Olympic National Park. (photo by Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

Lake Crescent is on the northern edge of Olympic National Park. (photo by Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times)

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. there will be a community barbecue at Log Cabin Resort, on the north shore of Lake Crescent. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and locally sourced produce provided by Sysco and sodas provided by locally owned Bedford Sodas will be available. Kids can enjoy snow cones and there will be games on the lawn.

National Park personnel will provide interpretive programs throughout the day

Reservations for breakfast at Lake Crescent Lodge can be made by calling 360-928-3211.

 

 

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