Public invited to participate in long-term planning for Wallace Falls State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning a public process that will lead to a long-term recreation plan for Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar.

The public is invited to participate in the effort, which will kick off with a meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Sultan City Hall Community Room, 319 Main St., Sultan. At this meeting, State Parks staff will provide background on the park and the goals for the planning process. Information about recreation planning for Wallace Falls State Park is available at: http://parks.state.wa.us/1074/Wallace-Falls-Planning

Wallace Falls Image courtesy WA State Parks

Wallace Falls
Image courtesy WA State Parks

Wallace Falls State Park is a popular day-use and overnight destination, with trail opportunities in the park and on adjacent lands. Over the years, the park’s increasing popularity has outgrown the existing parking facilities. This planning process is an opportunity to focus on creative parking solutions.

In addition, the public lands adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park could provide exciting potential trail connections, with the goal of improved visitor experience for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and other trail users.

Opportunities for public comment will be available at the meeting, and public comment also may be provided by contacting Randy Kline, Parks Planner, at (360) 902-8632 or randy.kline@parks.wa.gov, or by submitting comments online at: http://parks.state.wa.us/1074/Wallace-Falls-Planning

State Parks has completed more than 100 land-use plans for parks around the state, through its Classification and Management Plan (CAMP) public process. CAMP processes address parking issues, day-use and camping opportunities, overall visitor experiences, natural resources, recreation areas and trails and other topics of interest to communities.

                                  – Washington State Parks