In 2011, the campground at Kopachuck State Park was closed indefinitely due to a pathogen called laminated root rot. The disease infected mature Douglas fir trees, which made overnight experiences unavailable over concerns for visitor safety.
The project will update the park’s Redevelopment and Restoration Concept Plan, adopted by the Commission in 2007. Consideration on whether the facilities proposed in the 2007 plan are still appropriate for the park and whether any additional facilities should be considered.
Lake Sammamish State Park is getting a much-needed renovation at Sunset Beach. This heavily used day-use area will have improved ADA access trails, an upgraded event space, new picnic shelters, and small covered shelters near the playground for caregivers to observe the play area.
Washington State Parks and King County are currently designing a restoration project at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. The mouth of McSorley Creek, which flows through the park, is currently bulkheaded with rip-rap.
State Parks started the CAMP process for Palouse Falls. Lyons Ferry & Lewis and Clark Trail State Parks in 2018. Two public meetings were held November 5th and 6th 2018. Two public meetings were held November 8th and 9th 2021. The project is currently on hold.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (State Parks) is updating the agency’s Sign Manual. Originally developed in 1972, the Sign Manual established a unified signage system for use across Washington’s parks.
Washington State Parks has started a planning process for Steptoe Butte State Park and Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Sites. CAMP is a multi-staged, public participation-based planning process for individual parks that culminates with adoption of park land classifications, a long-term park boundary, and a park management plan.
In 2019, Westport Golf INC approached Washington State Parks with a proposal to construct, operate and manage a Scottish links-style “artisanal” golf course and a 30- to 40-room inn as part of overall development of Westport Light State Park near Westport.