Lyre River Campground closed due to vandalism

The Lyre River Campground is closed after vandals stole $800 worth of wood from picnic tables. Photo: Wayne Fitzwater, DNR.
The Lyre River Campground is closed after vandals stole $800 worth of wood from picnic tables. Photo: Wayne Fitzwater, DNR.

Update: April 1, 2013 – Lyre River Campground is now open.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has temporarily closed the Lyre River Campground in Clallam County. Why? Because of safety concerns after vandals stole recently installed several picnic tables. The sharp metal edges of the fasteners pose a safety risk. The campground will likely reopen in two weeks after the missing wooden tabletops and benches are replaced.

The missing pieces
DNR Recreation staff were surprised and disheartened to find that the new sections of picnic tables they had installed the previous week…were missing.

“Our recreation program has a limited budget. When vandals steal $800 worth of supplies, it directly impacts everyone’s recreation experience.”
-Wayne Fitzwater
DNR Recreation Manager

Report suspicious activity immediately by calling 911.

If you have any information on the missing wood from the picnic tables, please contact the Olympic Region Office at 360-374-2800.

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