News Release 11-052
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Linda Burnett: (360) 902-8561
Park Ranger Ken Hageman (360) 678-4519
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Fort Casey State Park upgrades campsites
Aug. 31, 2011 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced today that Fort Casey State Park will soon offer electrical hook-up campsites.
The project, which includes the installation of underground electrical and water line repairs will upgrade 14 standard campsites to electrical hook-up campsites. The project will cost approximately $20,000 and is funded by deferred maintenance. Work is expected to take 30 days, during which time the campground will be closed. The day-use areas will remain open during construction.
“We have had numerous requests from our park visitors to provide this amenity,” said Park Ranger Ken Hageman. “The hook-up sites also will allow year round use of the campground.”
Fort Casey State Park is a 467-acre marine park located near Coupeville and features a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Campsites are available first come, first served. A coast artillery post features two 10-inch and two 3-inch historic guns on display. The park features 10,810 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet), and includes Keystone Spit, a two-mile-plus stretch of land separating Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission thanks the public for supporting state parks. The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
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