June 7, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2401 S. 35th Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
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Public Hearing - Pierce County Hearing Examiner

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Conditional Use Permit: Nisqually State Park
Application: 977691
Applicant: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Planner:       Tony Kantas, [email protected]

Request:      Applicant proposes a two phased development associated with the Nisqually State Park.

  • Phase 1 is complete or under construction.
  • Phase 2 includes: Nisqually/Ohop Access (Trailhead, Single Vault Restroom, Trails, Boardwalk, & Overlooks @ Nisqually River & Ohop Creek), an Administration Building, Staff Duplex, and utilities. The trail includes approximately 2,100 LF of gravel and 350 LF will be boardwalk. Wood rail fence will be constructed along the Nisqually River to deter visitors from going off trail into habitat under mitigation enhancement. There are a total of three overlooks, each approximately 460 sq. ft. The first encountered overlook is along the Nisqually River and is a crushed surfacing pad. The next two overlooks are along Ohop Creek and are a part of the boardwalk system. Approximately 623,700 sq. ft. of the shoreline area around the improvements will be mitigated with vegetation enhancement including invasive species removal and plant restoration.
  • Phase 3 includes: a roundabout/park entry, a welcome center, a 61-site campground, Mashel River Trail & Overlook, RV dump station, maintenance building expansion, wastewater treatment plant, and utility improvements.

 The site is in the Rural 10 (R10) and Park and Recreation zone classifications, located at 43371 Mashel Prairie Road East, Eatonville, WA, in Council District #3.


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