News Release 11-058
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
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Phillip Jensen: (360) 755-5262
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Road closure at Larrabee State Park
Sep. 26, 2011 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces the temporary closure of Cleater Road at Larrabee State Park in Whatcom County, due to construction work.
The Whatcom County Road Crew will be working on Cleater Road, an access road to Larrabee State Park trails, beginning Oct. 3. The project includes widening the road at a location where a 2009 slide destroyed a section of the road. The road will be closed except for emergency vehicles for the duration of the construction project, which is expected to be completed in approximately three weeks. Park visitors and nearby homeowners will need to use alternate routes during the closure.
The project is funded by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) under the declared disaster funding from January 2009.
Larrabee State Park is a 2,683-acre camping park with 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on Samish Bay near Bellingham in northwest Washington. The park features two freshwater lakes, coves and tidelands. A variety of non-motorized, multiple-use trails wind through the park.
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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