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Posted on: March 8, 2018

18-014 Public invited to participate in ongoing long-term planning for Wallace Falls State Park

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


Second planning meeting is March 21, in Sultan

OLYMPIA – March 8, 2018 –The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to help plan for the future of recreation at Wallace Falls State Park near Index.

In late 2017, State Parks launched the Wallace Falls planning effort with an initial meeting on Nov. 15. The public is invited to continue participating in the planning by attending the second meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Sultan City Hall Community Room, 319 Main St., Sultan. (Driving directions.) Information about the planning project 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. In this second meeting, State Park staff will present conceptual maps and management alternatives intended to address issues raised by park stakeholders during the first stage of the planning. Concerns include trail connections with adjacent lands and parking.

Key issues
Over the years, the increasing popularity of the park has outgrown the parking facilities originally designed for the park. This planning process is an opportunity to focus on creative parking solutions for this popular park.

In addition, the public lands adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park provide an exciting opportunity to identify trail connections with the goal of improved user 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, randy.kline@parks.wa.gov, or by commenting online at http://parks.state.wa.us/1074/Wallace-Falls-Planning.

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

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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