The Daniel J. Evans Wilderness is one of the wildest places left in the Lower Forty-Eight states and is a wilderness lover's paradise!
This year, nearly 50,000 people will camp in the Olympic 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. 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.
When you visit Olympic, to clamber along the roaring beaches of the wilderness coast, to immerse yourself in the freshness and healing of the old-growth forests, or to push yourself up onto the peaks and ridges of the high country, keep in mind this remnant of wild America is fragile.