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September 10, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Two popular state parks will be closed in fall and winter for repairs

State Parks has announced some closures starting this month that will affect outdoor recreation.

All public facilities at Dash Point State Park will be closed now through May to install a new sewer system.

Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre forested and saltwater shoreline park five miles northeast of Tacoma that has 137 campsites, and about 12 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Illahee State Park will be closed beginning MondaySept. 13 through next April for construction of a new sewer system.

The $2.57-million project is part of Gov. Christine Gregoire’s Puget Sound Cleanup initiative. Funds for the project were appropriated to State Parks in the 2009-11 capital budget.

Illahee State Park is a 75-acre marine camping park on Port Orchard Bay. The park features a veterans’ war memorial and the last stand of old-growth timber in Kitsap County.

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