State Park name designations on agenda at commission meeting

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 21, 2014 

A painting of old Cama Beach hangs in Cama Beach State Park, the state's newest state park.


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold one of its six annual meetings March 27 at 9 a.m. at the Chehalis Veterans Memorial Museum.

The commission meets the previous day in a work session but will welcome public comment at the March 27 meeting.

The commission’s agenda includes considering granting an easement to a Grays Harbor County resident across agency-owned property to avoid impacts to sensitive wetland areas.

The Commission will also consider amending the Iron Horse State Park master plan to include land classifications and a long-term boundary for 34 miles of Iron Horse State Park approaching the Idaho border.  The addendum would add the Iron Horse Palouse section to the master plan. 

Also under consideration will be a policy for naming designations for state properties. According to a statement released by the agency, the purpose of the policy is to create clarity in describing the properties to the public. Categories would include state park, historical state park, marine state park, state park trail, state park heritage site, state park conservation area and state park property.


The commission’s complete agenda is available online at

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