The Daniel J. Evans Wilderness is one of the wildest places left in the Lower Forty-Eight states.
Permits are required for all overnight hikes
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.
Last updated: September 9, 2021