Wormald State Park

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Chip Down
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Wormald State Park

Post by Chip Down » February 9th, 2021, 10:17 pm

Sometimes a guy just wants a liesurely visit to a state park. North of the Tarbell north trailhead is Wormald State Park. It's accessed via a gated road, but it's not restricted. Gate is sometimes open, sometimes locked. It's risky to drive in.

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Vertical bar represents gate. I parked at junction to right.
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Clear springs gush from verdant hillsides. (disclaimer: outside park boundary)
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Wormald lake provides opportunities for swimming and fishing.
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Views of Silver Star Mtn and Sturgeon Rock.
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Off-leash area.
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The balancing log is a popular tourist destination.
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I tossed a plywood sheet on a stump. Presto, picnic table!
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End of road L-1100.
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Park host keeps firepits stocked.
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Road is challenging; bring your monster truck if you have one.

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Re: Wormald State Park

Post by Webfoot » February 10th, 2021, 11:40 am

Why is a "State Park" accessed by a capriciously gated road? Is this land that is technically State Park but isn't intended for access? (Yet?) What is the purpose of the State acquiring land like this?

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Re: Wormald State Park

Post by Chip Down » February 10th, 2021, 3:04 pm

My understanding is they decided not to develop it into a park, and the land was either transferred to another agency, or sold to private interests.

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