Planning the future of Wallace Falls State Park

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to help plan for the future of recreation at Wallace Falls State Park near Index.

Wallace Falls State Park is a popular 1,380 acre day-use and overnight destination with trail opportunities in the park and on adjacent lands.

Last fall State Parks launched the Wallace Falls planning effort with an initial meeting on Nov. 15.

The public is invited to continue participating in the planning by attending the second meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Sultan City Hall Community 

In this second meeting, State Park staff will present conceptual maps and management alternatives intended to address issues raised by park stakeholders during the first stage of the planning. Concerns include trail connections with adjacent lands and parking.

Over the years, the increasing popularity of the park has outgrown the parking facilities originally designed for the park. This planning process is an opportunity to focus on creative parking solutions for this popular park.

In addition, the public lands adjacent to Wallace Falls State Park provide an exciting opportunity to identify trail connections with the goal of improved user experience for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and other trail users.