Alta Lake and Bridgeport CAMP

Alta Lake & Bridgeport State Parks 

A final recommendation for the Alta Lake and Bridgeport CAMP has been developed and will be considered by the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission at their November meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020. Please visit the main State Parks webpage closer to that date for updated information about the meeting and format. Note that this the schedule could change due to COVID-19 response.  

 The Classification and Management Planning (CAMP) process includes four stages: Stage 1 captured the issues the plan should consider; Stage 2 included alternate approaches including land use plans for addressing the issues identified in Stage 1; Stage 3 included preliminary recommendations for each park; and Stage 4 is the final action recommended for the Commission. Each stage included outreach with interested groups and the public, and refinements to the recommendations based on public feedback. 

 Plans for each park include land classifications for the existing recreation areas in each park. For Alta Lake, the plan includes recommended land use classifications for new lands that are identified in the long-term boundary for Alta Lake. There are no long-term boundary changes proposed for Bridgeport State Park.

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Melinda Posner, Parks Planner
Project Lead
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504

Phone: (360) 902-8671

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STAGE ONE - IDENTIFY ISSUES AND CONCERNS

The purpose of this stage is to understand what is important to the park community, what to change or save in the state park. This helps get a sense of the range and type of issues that need to be considered through the planning process.

Stage One Documents

STAGE TWO – EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES

At this stage, the planning team suggests potential alternative approaches to address the various issues and concerns raised by people in stage one. No preferred alternative is established; rather this is an opportunity to understand the range of possibilities.

Stage Two Documents

STAGE THREE – PREPARING PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS

The best ideas from the alternative approaches developed in stage two are combined into a preliminary plan in this stage. The plan includes recommendations for use and development of land, changes to property boundaries and ways to address issues raised during the planning process. Another important document completed at this stage is the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklist that describes environmental impacts of the recommendations.

Stage Three Documents

SEPA documents

STAGE FOUR – PREPARING FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS

At stage four, final adjustments are made to recommendations and submitted to the seven-member Parks and Recreation Commission for approval. The public is encouraged to attend the Commission meeting and provide testimony or to provide written comment.

Stage Four Documents

Miscellaneous Documents

Alta Lake State Park

Tucked into the hills between Winthrop and Lake Chelan, Alta Lake State Park is a 174-acre camping park where mountainous pine forests meet the desert. It has long been a hub for anglers, water sports enthusiasts and families that love to camp. The lake is about 2 miles long and a half-mile wide and offers good trout fishing, conditional water skiing, and windsurfing during summer months. Lake Chelan, with its many activities, is 30 minutes away.

To find out more about Alta Lake State Park, visit http://www.parks.state.wa.us/239/Alta-Lake

Bridgeport State Park

Bridgeport State Park is a 622-acre camping park with 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on Rufus Woods Lake. Set directly behind Chief Joseph Dam, the park provides 18 acres of lawn and a bit of shade in the midst of a desert terrain. To find out more about Bridgeport State Park, visit http://www.parks.state.wa.us/480/Bridgeport.