Outdoors

Olympic National Park road work

The Hoh Rain Forest Campground in Olympic National Park will close for up to 24 hours on July 27, as crews will repave the roads, and will close again for 24 hours on August 3 as crews put a sealant on the roads.

The Quinault Graves Creek Road will close to bicycles and horseback riders on July 20. Contractors are scheduled to start the road reconstruction, which has been closed to car and truck traffic since 2007. It’s scheduled to open in November.

The Olympian

Sunday: Learn more about the animals and plants of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge during a free, easy hike. The Wonder of Nisqually hike starts at the Visitor Center flagpole at 1 p.m. For more information, call 360-753-9467.

All weekend: Just about any dock at any local lake – especially if deep water and weeds are nearby – is probably full of bluegill, crappie, yellow perch and other panfish. Why not take out a kid of any age and drop a baited hook into the depths to find out?

Sunday: Plenty of beach cleanups are scheduled for the day after the Fourth of July bombfest at Washington beaches. If no beach cleanups are scheduled in your area, you could grab a few trash bags and invite a few friends out to pick up the fireworks litter.

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