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Blackpine Lake Campground reopened this week. The popular campground southwest of Twisp has been closed this year for repair and renovation work.
The Blackpine Lake project was one of several campground maintenance projects chosen from across the Nation's Forests to receive special funding. The project was designed to improve the campground and make the facilities accessible to people of all physical abilities. It included replacing the fishing and boat docks, replacing a few outhouses, improving some of the campsites and parking spurs, raising fire pits and dust abatement work.
Blackpine Lake is popular with Methow Valley Locals and with people visiting from all over the world. Camping, swimming and fishing top the list for activities.
While the old fishing dock and lakeside parking area had originally been designed to be accessible for people of all physical abilities, the dock had fallen into disrepair. In addition, current standards now require safety railings on fishing docks.
Campground improvement work will continue through September.
Improvement work to occur yet this summer includes reconstructing and repaving the trail along the lakeshore that accesses the fishing dock, paving the trail to the boat dock, parking lot work, constructing trails suitable for all users between the campsites and other facilities,
refinishing the picnic tables and revegetating disturbed areas.
For more information about the Blackpine Lake Campground project or about recreation opportunities on National Forest Lands in the Methow Valley, please contact the Methow Valley Ranger District at 509-996-4000 or visit us online at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/okawen/recreation.
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