Washington State Parks approved the land-use planning project for Steamboat Rock State Park.
The land-use plan was adopted in November 2010.
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 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 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 SEPA checklist that describes environmental impacts of the recommendations (available for public review
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.
We are very interested in your thoughts and comments about this project. Please provide comments on this
Project lead: Lead Andrew Fielding
Phone: (360) 902-8500 ask for Planning
Mail: Planning, PO Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650
Following are downloadable documents related to this project.