Fall brings seasonal closures, reduced services to many of DNR’s recreation areas

Washington – As autumn settles in, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants the public to know about upcoming changes to some of the recreation areas the agency manages. Some areas will be closing for the season starting October 15 and through the fall. Other areas will be reducing services due to cuts in the current budget.

“Fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy recreating on DNR-managed lands,” said Mark Mauren, DNR’s Recreation Program Manager. “We just want to make sure the public knows to check the status of our areas before they head out.”

One of the best ways to find out if an area is open or has reduced services is to check DNR’s web pages, starting with the main recreation page: www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/OpenClosureNotices/Pages/amr_statewide_rec.aspx

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