Public meeting scheduled for June 11
OLYMPIA – May 28, 2015 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to participate in updating the management plan for Beacon Rock State Park, located near the town of Stevenson in the Columbia River Gorge.
The public planning process will kick off with an informational workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 11, at the Hegewald Center, 710 SW Rock Creek Dr., Stevenson. (Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/Df29H) The updated plan will address changes that have occurred at the park including property acquisition, evolving recreational needs and resource management issues. This review will result in updated management recommendations for the park.
State Park staff will be available at the June 11 meeting to answer questions and take comments. State Parks will also provide a sign-up opportunity for those interested in serving on a climbing advisory committee. The public may also provide comments online. More information about how to comment and background information is at: http://j.mp/BeaconRock.
About Beacon Rock State Park Beacon Rock State Park is a 5,100-acre year-round camping park with historic significance dating back hundreds of years. At more than 840-feet tall, Beacon Rock is the core of an ancient volcano. A mile-long trail to its summit provides outstanding panoramic views of the Columbia River Gorge. The park has more than 20 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. In addition, Beacon Rock is a popular rock climbing destination. For more information, visit http://www.parks.wa.gov/474/Beacon-Rock
About Washington State ParksThe Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
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