Penrose State Park on the west side of the Key Peninsula near Home reopened for day use only May 15 after being closed to the public Jan. 16 for extensive repairs to its septic system. The campground is scheduled to reopen Aug. 1, according to state park Communications Consultant Meryl Lassen.
“Most trails will be available to visitors,” Lassen told KP News. “The Penrose Point trail will remain closed for the season due to shifting soils in a high bank escarpment. The new section of this trail has been designed to prevent possible slides, and the design is under review with Pierce County.”
Portable toilets will be available while the septic work continues. Large areas of trenching, repaving and campsite repair required the park to close for public safety, she said.
The septic repair project is expected to cost about $687,300.
Moorage is open for boaters and a vault toilet is open at the dock. Shellfish season is closed.
For more information, call the park office at 253-884-2514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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