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Park Service permanently closes potentially dangerous access areas Palouse Falls State Park

 

February 10, 2022

Karen Huwe

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission voted January 27 to permanently close access to potentially dangerous areas at the park after four deaths in recent years. The closure includes the Castle Rock formation not far from the top of the falls. It attracts hikers and rock climbers creating a significant safety hazard. The park has been unsuccessful in keeping visitors from leaving the trail leading to the permanent closure.

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