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Construction keeps Fort Flagler campground closed

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on April 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm with No Comments »
April 1, 2009 12:15 pm

The State Parks and Recreation Commission just announced that the campgrounds at Fort Flagler will remain closed until May 13 while scheduled capital improvement projects are completed.


Here is the rest of the news release:


Due to the construction, there are no full-service restroom or shower facilities available in the day-use area. Vault toilets are available in the day-use area for visitor convenience. All other facilities at Fort Flagler will remain open during construction, including the retreat center, watercraft launch sites, moorage, trails and the day-use areas. Camping is available at nearby Fort Worden, Old Fort Townsend and Sequim Bay state parks. Click here for more information on those park.


The capital improvement projects include the construction of a new state-of-the-art membrane bioreactor sewage treatment facility. Visitors should be prepared for the continued use of large, heavy equipment on the roadways of the park during construction. Additionally, extensive hydro-seeding in the lower campground area is underway at this time. The hydro-seeding, which will re-vegetate the areas affected by the construction, was delayed due to cold, inclement weather.


The commission also reminds visitors to prepare to take alternate routes to Fort Flagler and other state parks serviced by the Hood Canal Bridge beginning May 1. The bridge will be closed for six weeks while the State Department of Transportation replaces the entire east half of the bridge along with the east and west trusses.


Fort Flagler State Park is a 784-acre marine camping park surrounded on three sides by 19,100 feet of saltwater shoreline. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound, with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th-century-established military fort.

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