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Posted on: October 24, 2017

17-071 Public invited to participate in long-term planning for Wallace Falls State Park

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Media contacts:
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Randy Kline, (360) 902-8632


Kick-off meeting is Nov. 15, in Sultan


UPDATE: Nov. 15, 2017. Our apologies. The links to the Wallace Falls planning web page in this news release were not working. The correct link is http://parks.state.wa.us/1074/Wallace-Falls-Planning.


OLYMPIA – Oct. 24, 2017 –The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning a public process that will lead to a long-term recreation plan for Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar.

The public is invited to participate in the effort, which will kick off with a meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Sultan City Hall Community Room, 319 Main St., Sultan. (Directions) At this meeting, State Parks staff will provide background on the park and the goals for the planning process. Information about recreation planning for Wallace Falls State Park is available at: http://parks.state.wa.us/1074/Wallace-Falls-Planning 

Wallace Falls State Park is a popular day-use and overnight destination, with trail opportunities in the park and on adjacent lands. Over the years, the park’s increasing popularity has outgrown the existing parking facilities. This planning process is an opportunity to focus on creative parking solutions.

In addition, the public lands adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park could provide exciting potential trail connections, with the goal of improved visitor experience for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and other trail users.

Opportunities for public comment will be available at the meeting, and public comment also may be provided by contacting Randy Kline, Parks Planner, at (360) 902-8632 or randy.kline@parks.wa.gov, or by submitting comments online at: http://parks.state.wa.us/1074/Wallace-Falls-Planning. 

State Parks has completed more than 100 land-use plans for parks around the state, through its Classification and Management Plan (CAMP) public process. CAMP processes address parking issues, day-use and camping opportunities, overall visitor experiences, natural resources, recreation areas and trails and other topics of interest to communities.  

About Wallace Falls State Park
Located in Snohomish County, Wallace Falls State Park is a 1,380-acre camping park with shoreline on the Wallace River, Wallace Lake, Jay Lake, Shaw Lake and the Skykomish River. Located on the west side of the Cascade Mountains, the park features a 265-foot high waterfall, old-growth coniferous forests and fast-moving rivers and streams.  For more information about the park, visit: http://parks.state.wa.us/289/Wallace-Falls 

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About Washington State Parks

The 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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Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

1111 Israel Road S.W.
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504-2650

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