Olympic National Forest seeking Requests for Expression of Interest for developed recreation facilities

Release Date: Mar 21, 2022

Contact(s): Kelsey Dyer, (360)640-5260

Quilcene, WA, March 21, 2022—The Olympic National Forest is seeking submissions to provide new or existing services at Satsop Work Center and Coho Campground. Public and private entities who are interested in managing the sites under a permit are encouraged to share their proposal or concept for one or both facilities. Interested parties are encouraged to submit a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) by May 8, 2022.

This RFEI is open to all interested parties. This is not a formal offering for the award of a contact or for participation in future solicitation. Those steps may or may not occur in the future, depending on response to this RFEI.

The Olympic National Forest provides year-round recreational opportunities due to the area’s varied climate. The major season of use is May 15 through September 30. Coho Campground sits on Wynoochee Lake on the south side of the Olympic Peninsula, with the Satsop Center nearby, just southeast of the lake.

The campground and work center offer various facilities and services including two campgrounds, yurts, RV dump station, day use area and boat launch, RV sites, group sites, and multiple government owned buildings. Refer to the RFEI for maps, pictures, and a list of facilities included in the offering.

Coho Campground and the Satsop Center will be available for a site visit on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and a virtual Q&A will be offered Monday April 11, 2022. Please send an RSVP by April 3, 2022 to kelsey.dyer@usda.gov if you would like to attend.

The Forest Service asks interested parties to provide notice of their interest regarding this opportunity by May 8, 2022 to kelsey.dyer@usda.gov.

Submission criteria and other information may be found on the Forest website at: https://go.usa.gov/xzpNt