Recreation Alert in Blanchard Forest: Road maintenance is complete

Volunteers help with a temporary fix to the roads up to the Blanchard Forest. Photo: Diana Lofflin, DNR.

Volunteers help with a temporary fix to the roads up to the Blanchard Forest.
Photo by: DNR/Diana Lofflin

Update June 25:
Road maintenance on the Blanchard Forest roads is complete.

Please recreate with caution as finished roads may be unfamiliar and there could be heavy equipment in the area. Read our Forest Road Survival Guide before you go to brush up on your forest road safety. Enjoy!

What construction was happening? Read on for our original alert…

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be replacing old culverts and fixing worn roads in the Blanchard Forest Block.

Construction will begin May 6 and run through July 1.

During the weekday construction, you can expect intermittent road closures for up to 10 hours, and expect up to 20-minute delays otherwise. The Blanchard Lower Trailhead will be accessible throughout the process, allowing for trail access  (see map).

Good news: The construction will only take place Monday through Thursday, from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend warriors will still have the opportunity to play at Blanchard without any delays Friday through Sunday.

If you are looking to use the paragliding launch site or access the upper trails on a weekday, check back on this blog and we will post construction updates at the top of the page.

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One Response to “Recreation Alert in Blanchard Forest: Road maintenance is complete”

  1. 2013 at 2:45 pm Says:

    2013 at 2:45 pm

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