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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Lyons Ferry campground to return


Lyons Ferry Park has had a rough road for the past two decades, but is on its way back to its former glory. With funding from the recently passed state budget, the park is set to have its campground reestablished.

“Things are good to go at Lyon’s Ferry,” said Virginia Painter, Washington State Parks communications director.

The 1,000-acre park was opened to the public in 1971 and operated jointly by the state parks commission and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Budget cuts in 2002 forced the commission to pull back from handling Lyons Ferry and it closed down. The park was re-opened af...

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