Planning Your Wilderness Trip

In Response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes are in place for Wilderness Camping Permits for the remainder of the 2021 season, please visit the Wilderness (Backpacking) Reservations page for more details.

The Daniel J. Evans Wilderness is one of the wildest places left in the Lower Forty-Eight states.

This year, nearly 50,000 people will camp in Olympic's wilderness and thousands more will take day hikes. Olympic is fragile. If we care for it, we can preserve its wildness and grandeur for future generations.

Do your part to preserve Olympic's wilderness character by Leaving-No-Trace of your stay.


In 1988, Congress designated 95% of Olympic National Park as Wilderness. In December, 2016 Congress re-designated the "Olympic Wilderness" as the "Daniel J. Evans Wilderness" to honor Senator Evans' dedication to preserving our wildest places. The Wilderness Act of 1964 directs federal agencies to manage wilderness so as to preserve its wilderness character. Find out more about National Park Service Wilderness areas, wilderness designation, the Wilderness Act and other nearby wilderness areas.

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Last updated: January 31, 2021

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Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone:

(360) 565-3130

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