Forest Campground Closes For Work

January 27, 2014 by   - () Comments Off on Forest Campground Closes For Work

Big Creek Campground and adjacent trails in Washington’s Olympic National Forest will close in early February for approximately nine months, The Olympian of Olympia, Wash., reported. The closure is necessary to ensure public safety while timber harvest operations and campground upgrades are under way.

Work on the campground includes creating a new tent camping area, new group camping sites with picnic shelters and fire rings, additional RV sites, a host site, new toilets, new picnic tables, new kiosks, a new accessible trail, additional parking and a water-distribution system.

The campground improvements are funded through the 2009 Cushman Hydropower relicense project. The closure is expected to last until November.

The campground, located 9 miles northwest of Hoodsport near Lake Cushman, currently has 22 campsites. Also nearby is the Staircase entrance to Olympic National Park.

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