Need an excuse to visit a national park? Admission is free from April 22-26 as part of National Park Week celebration. If you want to plan a mid week spring snowshoe trip at Mount Rainier National Park or walk through the moss-laden rain forest at Olympic National Park, it’s on the park service.
The theme for this year’s National Park Week, which runs April 20-28, is “Did you know?” It is meant to offer a fun way to discover the wonders of America’s national parks, said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
For example, did you know the country’s highest peak, lowest point, tallest tree, deepest lake and longest cave are in national parks?
Also included in the celebration is National Junior Ranger Day. On April 27, the parks service is offering free activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles.
You can learn more at nationalparkweek.org.Staff report