Outdoors

Meeting scheduled to discuss trail plan for future state park near Sequim

A public meeting has been scheduled for Nov. 24 to discuss a draft interim trail plan for the Miller Peninsula State Park property near Sequim, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced this week.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the Guy Cole Convention Center, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim. According to a statement released by the commission, the meeting will include a presentation of the plan and collect public comment.

Miller Peninsula State Park Property, acquired by the state in 1993 and ‘94, is a 2,860-acre undeveloped property on the Miller Peninsula. It is managed by Sequim Bay State Park. It is popular among locals for its extensive network of trails that allow for beach access and wildlife viewing. The informal trail system lacks signage

Plans to convert the property into a state park started in 2005. Plans were put on hold when funds for the project could not be raised. The interim plan, available on the park service’s website, intends to designate trail uses and guide land management until the plan to make the area a park is realized.

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