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Environmental Learning Center Rules
Alcohol – A permit is required for any alcohol consumption at an ELC. Permits may be obtained through the ELC reservation office and are free of charge. Alcohol permits must be filled out and mailed to the park at least 30 days prior to your arrival.
Archery – Archery permits are required at those ELCs with an archery range. Permits can be obtained through the ELC reservation office.
Arrival & departure times – The arrival time shown on the reservation is your official scheduled arrival time. If you think you will be more than one hour later than your specified time, you must contact the park directly to arrange for a later check in time. Failure to do so will result in a $50 fee. The entire group and all of its possessions must be ready to go at the departure time specified on the front of the form unless alternate times have been arranged with the park manager or ELC coordinator. Additional charges may apply.
Capacity – No facility shall be used for more than the rated capacity. This includes sleeping cabins and lodges. With prior approval from park staff, some ELCs may allow additional guests to stay in tents or RVs.
Cleaning/health standards – The facility must be thoroughly cleaned and returned to an orderly condition at the time of checkout. Cleaning will include sweeping/mopping floors; oven, refrigerator, freezer and microwave will be clear of all dishes and wiped clean; all dishes, pots, pans, etc. must be washed, dried and put away; tables wiped off and put away; chairs stacked; all garbage/recycle shall be put in its appropriate place. It is the group’s responsibility to confirm with the facility manager regarding cleaning and check-out procedures.
Daily attendance – The group contact shall record overnight and day-use attendance for the dates the group occupies the camp.
Damage/liability/accidents – Groups shall not alter, construct, remove, destroy or change any of the buildings or facilities. No timber, trees, shrubs, flowers or other natural feature shall be cut, damaged or destroyed. Groups shall be liable for damage to State Park property and facilities occurring as a direct result of use that is in excess of normal wear and tear. The group contact must advise park staff immediately of any accidents occurring to any member of the group or any damages to state-owned property.
Electrical appliances – Electric appliances, other than those provided, are prohibited unless permission for their use is obtained from the facility manager. This includes such items as TVs, electric coolers, skillets, toasters, heaters and electric blankets.
Group contact – Each group shall provide a full-time group contact who is responsible for the activities of the group. The group contact must be present at check in for orientation with park staff.
Motor vehicles – May be driven only in authorized areas and will be parked only in specified parking areas. Only in an emergency may vehicles be driven on service roads.
Outdoor fires/fireworks – Fires are permitted only in approved areas. No fire shall be left unattended. Fireworks may not be discharged in any state park or ELC area.
Personal items – Washington State Parks is not responsible for any personal items left at the facility. Please label all personal items (knives, recreational equipment, pots, pans, etc.) so as not to get them confused with park property.
Pets – Pets are welcome on the ELC grounds but must be on a leash no more than eight feet long and under physical control at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets are NOT allowed in the walled structures throughout the park and ELC grounds. This includes lodges, kitchens, meeting halls, cabins and dormitories.
Quiet hours – Quiet times are between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.
Restricted use of buildings – Park staff have the authority to restrict the use of the buildings or areas within the facility when it is judged that such use will be detrimental to the health and safety of the user group.
RVs & tents – RVs and tents may be allowed for overnight use with prior permission from the park manager. Individuals staying in tents or RVs will be charged the standard overnight rate.
Smoking – Smoking is not allowed in any of the ELC buildings. Smoking is allowed outdoors at least 25 feet from any building entrance.