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Tag: Twanoh 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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Construction will limit parking at Twanoh State Park boat ramp

Because of construction, there will be limited parking at the Twanoh State Park watercraft launch.

The work being done includes rebuilding the large day-use parking lot with eco-friendly materials to help reduce pollutants reaching Puget Sound and Hood Canal, said a news release from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

Boaters are encouraged to find alternate launch sites during construction, which began today and is expected to be completed no later than June 30.

The lacking of parking will be an issue in May because park is a popular launch site on the Hood Canal during the

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