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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Palouse Falls plan ends camping, requires permits

Meeting on proposal set for Oct. 5


Last updated 9/30/2021 at 11am

Roger Harnack Cheney Free Press

A proposal from state parks officials would require hikers to get a permit to get to the top of Palouse Falls or Upper Palouse Falls. See story on page 2.

OLYMPIA – A new plan for managing Palouse Falls State Park may end camping and require hiking permits if its approved.

Washington State Parks officials will take comments on the plan during a virtual 6 p.m. meeting Oct. 5. The meeting will be accessible online at

According to State Parks' Lauran Moxham, the meeting will also include discussions of agency-planned changes for Lyons Ferry and the Lewis and Clark trail State parks

Under the proposal for Palouse Falls, camping would he eliminated "to provide park visitors with a day-use experience that encapsulates the...

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