A final public meeting is planned next week to discuss changes at Wallace Falls State Park...The meeting will take place Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sky Valley Event Center, 14315 366th Ave. SE in Startup.
Following Wednesday’s meeting, public comment will be open through July 12. Parks has a tentative date of July 18 to present its recommendations to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
...public comment may also be provided by contacting Randy Kline, state parks planner, at 360-902-8632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Its amazing how popular Wallace falls is or Heybrook look out too for that matter.
I'm not surprised at all. Wallace Falls is a highly scenic, relatively easy hike with a large water feature (and a playable plunge pool in late summer) and a great route to make it longer and moderately challenging. Heybrook is also relatively easy and takes you to a) a lookout and b) some really nice views. Both hikes are also easy to access. No reason why these wouldn't be popular hikes.
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I talked to the head ranger recently and they are hopeful that they can expand the trail system by using the network of old roads on the DNR land east of the park to disperse the heavy usage. There are a few nice mini waterfalls and valley views and even a back way to get up to Lake Isabel when May Creek is fordable. All this takes money though...
Money the State or USFS doesn't have. They can't even get any new trails built in the wilderness areas like they hoped. Heybrook and Wallace have alot of repeat hikers which is good it takes pressure off other places. With talk of them doing away with discovery pass the already strapped state will be hurting on the recreation side if that happens
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