The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is developing a long-range plan for Miller Peninsula State Park Property. Miller Peninsula is a 2,800-acre undeveloped park in the north Olympic Peninsula, just east of Sequim and north of Highway 101 in Clallam County. The property includes a trail system for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians through a beautiful second-growth forest. It also includes three miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Discovery Bay, but most of the shore is high-bank, so beach access is limited.
The planning project is expected to result in several products:
Land classifications for the park
A long-term park boundary
A park master plan
A predesign report providing detail on the first phase of development
An official park name
The project will also consider changes to the nearby Sequim Bay State Park so that the two parks provide complimentary experiences.
The planning process will include multiple opportunities for the public to provide input on the project. This page will be updated regularly throughout the process with relevant documents and with the public input received.
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.
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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 2 Documents
Stage 3 – 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 SEPA checklist that describes environmental impacts of the recommendations, available for public review upon request.
Stage 3 Documents
Stage 4 – 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.