Alta Lake and Bridgeport CAMP

Alta Lake & Bridgeport State Parks – Stage 3 Preliminary Recommendations 

Development of long-range plans for Alta Lake and Bridgeport is underway, following the agency’s Classification and Management Planning (CAMP) process. Stage 1 captured the issues the plan should consider, Stage 2 included lands use plans based on alternative approaches for addressing the issues identified in Stage 1, and Stage 3 includes one set of preliminary recommendations for each park. These reflect feedback heard from the public and other interested parties in Stage 2. Your comments in Stage 3 will help inform the final recommendations, which are scheduled for action by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in March.

Materials for Stage 3 will be posted as soon as they are finalized. Please check back closer to the public meeting date.

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Melinda Posner, Parks Planner
Project Lead
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504

Phone: (360) 902-8671

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STAGE ONE - IDENTIFY ISSUES AND CONCERNS

The purpose of this stage is to understand what is important to the park community, what to change or save in the state park. This helps get a sense of the range and type of issues that need to be considered through the planning process.

Stage One Documents

STAGE TWO – EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES

At this stage, the planning team suggests potential alternative approaches to address the various issues and concerns raised by people in stage one. No preferred alternative is established; rather this is an opportunity to understand the range of possibilities.

Stage Two Documents

STAGE THREE – PREPARING PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS

The best ideas from the alternative approaches developed in stage two are combined into a preliminary plan in this stage. The plan includes recommendations for use and development of land, changes to property boundaries and ways to address issues raised during the planning process. Another important document completed at this stage is the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist that describes environmental impacts of the recommendations.

Stage Three Documents

Materials for Stage 3 and the January 29 public meeting will be posted as soon as they are finalized. Please check back closer to the public meeting date. 

STAGE FOUR – PREPARING FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS

At stage four, final adjustments are made to recommendations and submitted to the seven-member Parks and Recreation Commission for approval. The public is encouraged to attend the Commission meeting and provide testimony or to provide written comment.

Stage Four Documents

Miscellaneous Documents

Alta Lake State Park

Tucked into the hills between Winthrop and Lake Chelan, Alta Lake State Park is a 174-acre camping park where mountainous pine forests meet the desert. It has long been a hub for anglers, water sports enthusiasts and families that love to camp. The lake is about 2 miles long and a half-mile wide and offers good trout fishing, conditional water skiing, and windsurfing during summer months. Lake Chelan, with its many activities, is 30 minutes away.

To find out more about Alta Lake State Park, visit http://www.parks.state.wa.us/239/Alta-Lake

Bridgeport State Park

Bridgeport State Park is a 622-acre camping park with 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on Rufus Woods Lake. Set directly behind Chief Joseph Dam, the park provides 18 acres of lawn and a bit of shade in the midst of a desert terrain. To find out more about Bridgeport State Park, visit http://www.parks.state.wa.us/480/Bridgeport.