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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Steptoe Butte to receive updates, removals

Road work and facility removals slated for the park


January 11, 2024

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The Steptoe Butte State Park is to receive road work this spring.

STEPTOE - According to the Washington State Parks website, the Road Improvement Project at Steptoe Butte State Park Heritage Site is likely to begin this year in May, along with the permanent removal of the summit rest room.

The project includes the removal of the old road surface and the installation of the new road. Construction will result in a four-month park closure and removal of the summit rest room, leaving the only available rest room in the lower parking lot.

Concerned park visitor Mark Finley wrote a letter in objection to removing the existing concrete vault toilet from the sum...

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