The Daniel J. Evans Wilderness remains one of the wildest regions in the contiguous United States. Nearly 50,000 campers enjoy Olympics' wilderness annually, with additional thousands exploring local day hikes. Listed below are various resources to help preserve this fragile ecosystem.
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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 22, 2023