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Olympic National Park News Release May 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barb Maynes 360-565-3005 Olympic National Park to Increase Park Entry and Use Fees Beginning June 1; Funds Will Support Park Facilities and Services Entrance and user fees at Olympic National Park will increase on June 1, following the busy Memorial Day Weekend. This is the park’s first fee increase since January 2006. A new fee schedule for park entrance and user fees was proposed last October and public feedback and comments were invited during a two-month comment period. Several changes were made to the original proposal in response to public input. “We’re grateful for the comments we received last fall,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “Entrance and overnight wilderness use fees will be phased in over several years, based in large part on suggestions from stakeholders and the public.” The new entrance fee schedule is shown below. Entrance Fees 2014 2015 2016 2017 Vehicle (7 days; all park entrances) $15 $20 $25 no change Motorcycle (7 days; all park entrances) $5 $10 $15 $20 Person (7 days; all park entrances; 16 & older only) $5 $7 $10 no change Annual Pass (good for one year from purchase date; good for pass holder and vehicle occupants at all park entrances) $30 $40 $50 no change “The money from user and entrance fees provides vital funding for visitor facilities like water and wastewater systems, campgrounds, roads, trails and visitor centers,” said Creachbaum. At Olympic in 2014, approximately $2.2 million in fee revenue provided for improved visitor facilities and services, including trail and wilderness bridge repair, new visitor center exhibits and operation of the park’s wilderness information program. This summer, visitors will find newly improved accessible parking spaces and walkways at the Hoh and Quinault visitor centers, trail repairs in the Hoh and Sol Duc valleys and south coast route and wilderness information for hikers and backpackers. “We are committed to providing all visitors with the best possible experience, while still providing affordable options to enjoy the park,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. Based on comparisons with area facilities and opportunities, the park also proposes increased rates for camping, overnight wilderness use and RV sewage dumping. Campground Fees Current 2015 2016 2017 Fees vary according to availability of potable water and advance reservation system. $10-$18 $15-$22 no change no change Overnight Wilderness Use Permits Registration Fee (per group) $5 discontinued no change no change Nightly Fee (per person 16 and older only) $2 $5 $5 $7 Annual Wilderness Pass (per person; $15 for each additional household member) $30 $35 $35 $45 RV Sewage Dump Fee $5 $10 no change no change Ranger Guided Snowshoe Walk $5 donation $7 Adult $3 Youth (6-15) Free 5 years & younger no change no change “While we rely on fee revenue to upgrade and improve park facilities and services, there are also a number of ways for people to receive free entry to Olympic National Park,” said Creachbaum. Entrance fees apply only to people 16 years of age and older; youth and children 15 years old and younger enter the park for free. Olympic National Park also hosts nine entrance fee-free days throughout the year. More information about these options, along with the Senior, Access and Military passes that provide free entry are available at http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fees.htm Olympic National Park is a major economic engine for the surrounding area. A National Park Service (NPS) report issued in April of this year showed that in 2014, 3,243,873 visitors to Olympic National Park spent $263,953,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 3,592 jobs in the local area. To date, this year’s visitation is up 6.6 percent over the first four months of 2014.


Rental Gear

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    One Day $15 | Add days $7
  • Hiking Poles IconTrekking Poles:
    Each Day $5
  • Crampons IconCrampons:
    One Day $14 | Add Days $7
  • Ice Ax IconIce axes:
    One Day $12 | Add Days $6

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From fleece to flannel. We have apparel fit for the active person. Technical & demanding activities call for the most advanced materials & design, but sometimes an active lifestyle demands flexibility. A quick hike in the morning with a late lunch or a matinee, Brown's Outdoor carries a full line of fashionable & technical sportswear.

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The "Art" of Layering

Findng exactly what layering garments work best for you, will requires a lot of trial & error. Depending on the level of your exertion, you may need to layer up or down multiple times during an activity.

  • Outer Layer
  • Mid Layer
  • Base Layer

Outer layer, is also the barrier layer providing protection from wind, rain & snow. The outer layer also improves core warmth by reflecting more body-heat back onto you. This layer is usually only warn during more extreme conditions in order to avoid over-heating during aerobic activities.

  • Rain-shells & Rain Pants:

    Lightweight, highly water resistant, with good breathablility.

  • Soft-shell Jackets & Pants:

    Very beathable, warm, flexible, water resistant.

  • Ski Jackets & Pants:

    Very Warm, highly water resistent, breathable.



Discover the olympic peninsula

Washington's North Olympic Peninsula is an amazing place to explore. Olympic National Park features nearly one million acres including 73 miles of wilderness coastline, the majestic Olympic Mountains, pristine glacially-carved lakes, temperate rain forests, alpine meadows, waterfalls and more. Outside the park, you will find another half-million acres of recreation lands in Olympic National Forest.

In addition, you will find plenty of state and county parks. Friendly communities welcome visitors and offer unique Northwest experiences including delicious seafood and fresh-from-the-farm cuisine, wonderful art and entertainment, Native American museums and so much more.

Start your visit at Brown's Outdoor to pick up supplies to enjoy your adventures on the North Olympic Peninsula.


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Thanks, From the Browns Family

We've anchored Brown's Outdoor in friendly service & expert advice. With help from our great customers we are raising a forth generation, keeping things just that simple. Establishing a tradition in serving the Olympic Peninsula.

Trading with loggers & hunters, our store started as a consignment shop almost a century ago. Now we outfit hikers & backpackers with the most modern gear. Those first costumers couldn't have imagined nylon jackets that fend off the elements, & titanium cooking stoves that fit in your pocket.

Here's looking at what the future holds, great service & friends.