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Tag: state park closure

Aug.
26th

Lake Wentachee State Park closed as state checks intergrity of trees

The State Parks and Recreation Commission has closed Lake Wenatchee State Park, located 18 miles northwest of Leavenworth, because of forest health issues and safety concerns for park visitors.

Within a two-week span, two seemingly healthy trees fell in the south campground of the park. State Parks staff and a pathologist from the Department of Natural Resources did an emergency assessment of the trees and concluded the failure was due to root rot that was not evident from outward appearances, said a State Parks news release.

Staff also conducted assessments on trees in the north and south campgrounds and

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