State Parks To Hold Meeting on Schafer Tree Trimming

Anyone who is unable to attend the meeting may provide comments and receive additional information by contacting the park directly by phone, (360) 482-3852 or by email, [email protected]

Schafer State Park is a 119-acre camping park located at W. 1365 Schafer Park Road, Elma, in southwest Mason County. Abundant fishing for steelhead, trout and salmon on the Satsop River and shallow waters for wading and swimming attract park users. The park also features structures built of native stone. Peter, Hubert and Albert Schafer donated the property to the state in 1924 to honor their parents, John and Anna Schafer. The Schafer family homesteaded along the Satsop River in 1871 and later founded the Schafer Bros. Lumber Company. The logging company became one of the largest lumber operations in the Northwest.

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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