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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Public invited to learn more about plans for Schafer State Park

Campground relocation, new buildings make up the agenda

OLYMPIA – Feb. 19, 2019 –  Washington State Parks invites the public to learn about a preliminary facility plan and proposed capital improvements for Schafer State Park near Elma.

The information will be presented at a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at City Hall in Montesano, second floor meeting room, 112 N. Main St., Montesano. (Driving directions.)

The meeting is the second in a series. In this meeting, park planners invite the public to provide comments about the park’s preliminary facility plan. The firm of J.A. Brennan Associates, LLC, developed the plan after being hired by State Parks as the contractor for the project. Staff from the firm will present the proposed layout and density recommendations for campsites in addition to proposed new administrative, day-use and camping facilities.  

For more information about the planning for Schafer State Park, contact Michael Hankinson, park planner, at (360) 725-9756 or For more information about the plan, visit: Those who cannot attend the meeting may provide comments online through this web page.

More details about the first meeting, which was held Dec. 5, can be found here:

About Schafer State Park
Schafer State Park is a 113-acre camping park on the Satsop River, midway between Olympia and the Pacific Ocean. The park's impressive buildings are constructed of native stone. Schafer sits on the ancestral lands of the Chehalis First Peoples and is a state and national historic site designated by the Washington Heritage Register and National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit:

News media contacts:
Michael Hankinson, Park Planner, (360) 725-9756
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604


About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

News release number: 19-005


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