Submitted by Olympic National Forest
To align with the order from Washington State’s Governor Inslee to “stay home, stay healthy” and align with state and local partners, the decision was made to begin closing public facilities on the Forest. “We want to keep the public and our employees as safe as we can, and closing facilities is necessary,” states Acting Forest Supervisory, Leisa Cook.
These closures have been deemed necessary to address social distancing guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Washington to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To get the latest information about closures on the Forest, go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/olympic.
Trails are currently open, but please practice social distancing. It is also a good time to use good public lands etiquette and please, for the safety of everyone, do not leave waste or trash for others to remove.
For further updates and news about the Forest, please go to the Olympic National Forest Facebook page and the Olympic National Forest official web page https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/olympic/home.