DNR: Revised quadrangle maps include Snoqualmie Pass area

Staff reportDecember 8, 2013 

A map of the Snoqualmie Pass area is one of three that have been updated by the state Department of Natural Resources.

The updated maps detail the boundaries, trails, access points and other information about public lands near Snoqualmie Pass (including portions of King, Pierce, Kittitas and Yakima counties) and in Chelan, Klickitat and Skamania counties.

The maps are part of the department’s series of public lands quadrangle maps that had not been updated since 2003. The maps are popular with hunters, backcountry hikers and others who use public lands for recreation.

Each of the full-color printed maps shows the landscape in a 1:100,000 scale (1 inch equals approximately 1.6 miles) and covers an area of about 1,600 square miles, according to a department news release. Featuring shaded relief to indicate terrain, the 26-inch-by-37-inch maps show highways, roads, trails, water features, wildlife areas and other key features.

Outdoor recreationists can use the maps to locate accessible public lands managed by the agency, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Parks and Recreation Commission and federal and other public agencies.

In February, the department released an update of the Banks Lake Quadrangle in central Washington, where Steamboat Rock State Park, Banks Lake Wildlife Area, Grand Coulee and other public lands are among the most popular destinations.

The public lands quadrangle maps are part of a series of 50 maps that the department publishes for purchase from the State Department of Printing. Single copies are available for $9, plus sales tax, with discounts for larger purchases. Three maps — the Chewelah area, Mount Adams and Chehalis River — are currently out of print.

The maps can be ordered online at dnr.wa.gov or purchased in person between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from the state Department of Printing, 7580 New Market St. SW, Tumwater.

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