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South Fork Hoh Campground to close

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on June 30, 2008 at 10:55 am with No Comments »
June 30, 2008 10:55 am

The state Department of Natural Resources just announced South Fork Hoh Campground, located south of Forks, will be closed from July 7 to Aug. 1. Construction crews have to close the access road to the campground for culvert replacement projects.

Here is the rest of the news release:

This closure will also restrict access to the South Fork of the Hoh Trail in Olympic National Park. South Fork Hoh Campground is one of nine DNR campgrounds located on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The culvert replacement activities are mandated by State Forest Practices rules designed to protect water quality and fish and wildlife. The old culverts, already in need of repair, will be replaced with larger culverts that meet the new fish passage laws.

"Fish passage projects like this must be completed in the summer, to avoid key seasonal impacts to the fish, such as spawning," said John Viada, Region Manager, DNR Olympic Region. "Unfortunately, that means closing the campground during prime camping season."

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