Do your upcoming travel plans involve visiting DNR-managed lands in Skagit County? If so, DNR wants to let you know about some road-grading and other projects that are happening in three different locations in the county. These projects may affect your plans.
Blanchard Forest Block
Two roads are being worked on in the forest. We just wanted to give you a heads up if you’re headed to the area. What’s affected:
This work should be completed by this weekend, October 8-9.
View a map of the area.
Walker Valley ORV Trail System
Beginning Thursday or Friday this week (Oct. 6 or 7), crews will be grading the Walker Valley mainline road (aka Peter Burns Road), east of Mount Vernon. While the grader is in the area, crews will be grading and reshaping the parking area at the Walker Valley Trailhead.
Other improvements include removing the old, rotten wooden fencing that delineates the parking area and replacing them with durable concrete fencing, and construction of a new loading ramp.
In addition to improvements to the trailhead, crews will be working on water quality enhancement and stream protection projects in the area.
Walker Valley trailhead will still be accessible during most of this work, and no work will be done on the weekend. You may see short, intermittent closures during specific work activities.
We expect this project to be completed late next week.
Les Hilde Trailhead / Harry Osborne State Forest
Once the work is completed at Walker Valley, we’ll send the grader over to Les Hilde Trailhead, east of Sedro-Woolley off Highway 20. Grading will take place on approximately ¾ mile of the road to the trailhead. We expect the work to take only half a day, and the road will be accessible during this work.
We appreciate your patience!
For more information, contact Christ Thomsen, 360-854-2860.