July 28, 2011
State DNR temporarily closes Sherry Creek Campground for safety reasons
Timber harvest activity to take place all summer
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that it has temporarily closed Sherry Creek Campground—a popular off-road vehicle (ORV) riding area east of Colville—due to timber harvest activity in the area.
Heavy truck traffic, hauling about 20 large loads a day, will be rolling along the main access road throughout the summer. In addition, road crews will be crushing rock on site for road surfacing. For public safety reasons, DNR is closing the campground and area to public recreation access for the duration of the timber harvest.
Timber harvests and recreation
|Who:||DNR Recreation Program|
|What:||Temporary closure—Sherry Creek Campground|
|When:||Immediately, until timber harvest activities are completed|
|Where:||24 miles east of Colville in the Little Pend Oreille Block|
|Why:||Timber harvest activity, including heavy truck traffic, presents safety issues for public use. Single-track motorbike riders should use extreme caution if they ride in this area.|
|Map of the area:||http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/eng_rms_little_pend_01_full.pdf |
Timber activity on state trust lands can sometimes affect recreation access. DNR advises the public to be extra cautious while recreating on forest roads. Log trucks cannot stop quickly. Check DNR’s website for updates about timber activity and recreation on DNR-managed lands at www.dnr.wa.gov/recreation.
Media Contact: Toni Droscher, DNR Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1523, firstname.lastname@example.org
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