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Dash Point State Park day-use area opens Friday

The day-use area at Dash Point State Park will reopen Friday. A week later, the upper loop (Loop A) of the 141-site campground will reopen.

The 398-acre park has been closed since last September so crews could complete a $3.4 million renovation of the park’s sewer system.

The park features more than 3,300 feet of Puget Sound shoreline, as well as 11 miles of hiking and biking trails. The park also is popular with anglers, especially on odd-numbered years when returning pink salmon pass the park en route to the Puyallup River.

The park is located at 5700 S.W. Dash

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Fort Worden’s lower campground to close for sewer system work

The lower beach campground at Fort Worden State Park will be closed for almost six weeks starting Friday, while sewer improvements are made and a new comfort station is built.

A State Parks and Recreation news release said beach campsites 1 through 50 will be closed with an expected reopening on Nov. 17.

The comfort station in the lower beach campground will be closed through December. Visitors to the beach area will be able to use the restrooms in the Cablehouse Canteen or the upper campground comfort station until the new comfort station is completed in January. The park

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Dash Point State Park to close Tuesday, will be shut down until May 2011

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced this afternoon that Dash Point State Park will close for approximately eight months, beginning Tuesday. The park is being closed so a new sewer system project can be completed.

The park is scheduled to reopen in May 2011 in time for the beginning of the next camping season.

During the past few years, the park has experienced temporary closures due to sewer system failures, said a State Parks news release. The existing sewer consists of a combination of septic tanks, pump stations, force mains and septic drain fields that periodically fail, causing

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