Squak Mountain State Park parking area closed

May 28, 2013

By Staff

The day-use parking area of Squak Mountain State Park will be closed until late summer or early fall, according to a news release from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

Forest health issues have been identified in the park. Native tree pathogens, primarily laminated root rot, are attacking Douglas-fir trees in developed areas. The disease, which affects the roots and lower stems of certain conifer tree species, has the potential to cause healthy-looking trees to fall without warning.

A public meeting and tour is expected to be held in late spring to explain the Squak Mountain project and seek public comment. Details of the meeting/tour will be released once the date is scheduled.

Squak Mountain State Park is a 1,545-acre, day-use park just outside of Issaquah. The forested park features miles of trails in wilderness solitude for both equestrians and hikers alike.


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One Response to “Squak Mountain State Park parking area closed”

  1. beakyboy on May 30th, 2013 8:08 am

    This is nuts. First the Discover Card, now this. If the public can’t use the park. Sell it. Log it. And, put condos on it. What happens in the fall when the leaves start falling – close all of Washington??

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