OLYMPIA – May 26, 2021 – Washington State Parks announces the permanent closure of 12 boat-in campsites in the Ponderosa Campground at Steamboat Rock State Park, located near Electric City.
The closure will begin just after the Memorial Day weekend on Tuesday, June 1. At that time, the campground will convert to a day-use only area with 900 feet of shoreline available for picnicking and exploring.
With the closure of the boat-in campsites, Steamboat Rock still will have nearly 70 primitive, first-come, first-served campsites in two picturesque inlets — Osborn Bay and Jones Bay campgrounds.
More camping in store for Steamboat Rock
Construction of the new Cove Loop campground, located between the Sage Loop and Dune Loop campgrounds, is scheduled for completion later this summer. This new campground will offer 29 new reservable campsites with full hookups.
About Steamboat Rock State Park
Steamboat Rock State Park is a 5,043-acre camping park with 50,000 feet of freshwater shoreline at the north end of Banks Lake and includes columnar, basaltic rock with a surface area of 600 acres. The park is located on Bureau of Reclamation-owned land, which Washington State Parks leases. More information: https://parks.state.wa.us/590/Steamboat-Rock,
News media contact:
Denis Felton, Coulee Corridor Area manager, (509) 632-5136
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 21-028