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Capitol Forest to reopen April 1

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on March 26, 2008 at 4:46 pm with No Comments »
March 26, 2008 4:46 pm

The Capitol State Forest campgrounds, trailheads and trails will reopen to the public beginning April 1, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources just announced.

Capitol Forest recreation sites are open April 1 through Oct. 31 annually, providing recreational facilities and trails for many thousands of visitors.

Campsites are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are welcome to stay within the forest for seven days per year.

There are about 90 campsites and more than 170 miles of trails in the forest. Trails on the northern side of the forest are for motorcycles and quads; trails in the southern part of the forest are for horseback riders. Mountain bikes and hikers are welcome on all trails.

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