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May 17, 2012

Public access to Barbecue Flats closed
Popular recreation area affected by closure

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working with private landowners to restore access to Barbecue Flats after a road closure on adjacent land. There is no estimate for the reopening of this area that is popular with hikers and equestrians.

Barbecue Flats, located in the Wenas Valley, is 25 miles North of Yakima. The road accessing Barbecue Flats, Maloy Road, is closed one mile from the junction of Wenas and Audubon Road.

DNR is encouraging recreationists to visit Cascade Camp. It is off of Audubon Road with dispersed camping and riding opportunities.

Access road closed to Barbecue Flats
Effective immediately

Maloy Road is closed one mile from the junction of Wenas and Audubon Roads.
There is no turn-around point.

Barbecue flats is not accessible due to road closure on adjacent private land. DNR is working on an agreement with private landowners to restore access.

Media Contact: Diana Lofflin, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1169, Diana.Lofflin @ (remove the spaces)

Hi, folks:

I just wanted to let you know of a developing situation in southwest Washington.

As of last week, access to the northern trailhead for Mitchell Peak is closed. Mitchell Peak is located in the Siouxon Forest Block, south of Swift Reservoir. The forest spans Clark and Skamania counties. While the forestland is managed by DNR, the only access road to the trailhead-10 Road-cuts across private landownership, and the new landowner has gated and closed access to the road just east of the intersection with the S-1000 Road.

DNR does not have a recreation easement for recreation access across this road. DNR land managers are working on a solution. In the meantime, the only access to Mitchell Peak trail is from the North Siouxon Creek Trailhead, in the southern part of the Siouxon Block. The distance from this trailhead to the top of Mitchell Peak is about 13 miles.

I will keep you informed of any new developments.

Mark R. Mauren
Assistant Division Manager
Recreation, Public Access and WCC Programs
Asset Management and Recreation Division
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
  JBLM (Fort Lewis) - When parking on the Fort property (areas 21-23 or anywhere else) DO NOT PARK ON ANY GRASS or your access privileges could be revoked, and access for all could also be revoked. Also DO NOT RIDE ON THE GRASS but stay on roads and trails.

JBLM notice


  current road/trail conditions

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