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Tag: Schafer State Park


Plenty of camping options for Memorial Day weekend

Campers will have plenty of options this holiday weekend, thanks in part to early snowmelt.

In the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park, the 188 campsites at Ohanapecosh Campground opens Friday. Cougar Rock Campground, between Longmire and Paradise, will not open until June 27 instead of Friday. The 173-site campground will be open six fewer weeks because of sequestration.

Park officials also said Stevens Canyon Road will open at noon Friday, not 8 a.m. as previously announced, as long as the weather.

At Olympic National Park, campgrounds opening this weekend or shifting from primitive camping to running water include

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Celebration Sunday at Schafer State Park

They’re holding a party Sunday to celebrate the state and national historic designation of Schafer State Park in Elma.

The event, held by The Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks and the State Parks and Recreation Commission, will begin 11 a.m. at the park, 1365 W. Schafer Road, Elma.

Dignitaries will unveil a plaque signifying the parks’ status on the National Register of Historic Places, following a 2 p.m. keynote speech by Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander. The park was added to the Washington Heritage Register on Feb. 20 and to the National Register of Historic Places on

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