Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
As the July fourth holiday weekend approaches, Olympic Peninsula federal land managers remind visitors and area residents to help keep public lands and visitors safe by leaving fireworks and exploding targets at home.
Possessing, discharging, or using any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic device on federal public lands is prohibited year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. National Park and Forest visitors are encouraged to enjoy public fireworks displays that will be offered in several communities on the Olympic Peninsula.
Watching the sunset or night sky from a park or forest campground provides an opportunity to enjoy the peninsula's natural 'fireworks' which may be more subtle but are no less stunning than pyrotechnic displays.
Visitors to national parks and forests should always use caution to prevent human-caused wildfires. To reduce the risk, please consider the following:
Last updated: June 29, 2016