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May 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Memorial Day openings for Olympic National Park campgrounds, more

Several feet of snow remain on the ground beginning at elevations above 3,000 feet, but Olympic National Park is adding a number of “open” signs to campgrounds and other facilities starting this Memorial Day weekend. The Staircase and Elwha campgrounds, both open year-round for primitive camping (pit toilets and no water), add drinking water and flush…

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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

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