The public is invited to a workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Coulee Dam City Hall, 300 Lincoln Ave, Coulee Dam, Wash.
The purpose of the workshop is to learn what the community and park visitors think is important to change or save at Steamboat Rock State Park. The workshop is intended to give park planners a sense of the range and types of issues that need to be considered during the planning process.
This meeting is the first step toward a comprehensive plan for the park. The Classification and Management Plan (CAMP) will address overall visitor experiences, natural and cultural resources, use of the parks’ buildings, recreation areas and trails, and other topics of interest to the community. Information about the planning project is available online at www.parks.wa.gov/plans . Public comment also may be provided by e-mail to email@example.com or by calling (509) 665-4312.
Steamboat Rock State Park is a 3,522-acre camping park with 50,000 feet of freshwater shoreline at the north end of Banks Lake. Dominating the landscape is a columnar, basaltic rock with a surface area of 600 acres. The park has 126 campsites in the main park with 44 primitive campsites at Jones Bay and 36 primitive campsites at Osborn Bay. Fishing and water based recreation are popular activities at the park.
More information about the planning process and a link to the Steamboat Rock planning Web page are available online at www.parks.wa.gov/plans . Please check regularly for updates and workshop notices.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating land-use plans in all 121 state parks in the system. Land-use plans will help State Parks preserve and protect lands while offering appropriate recreation opportunities for the public. So far, 42 parks have complete plans in place.
The commitment to land-use plans for parks is part of the Commission’s Centennial 2013 Plan, an initiative to prepare the park system for its 100th birthday and a second century of service to citizens. Information about the Centennial 2013 Plan is available online at www.parks.wa.gov/Centennial2013 .
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 120 parks and several recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The 95-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.