KAHLOTUS, Wash. – The state has erected fences closing some unauthorized trails around scenic Palouse Falls as a safety measure.
The Tri-City Herald reported Tuesday that temporary fencing is in place at Palouse Falls State Park, limiting the use of unauthorized trails.
State Parks and Recreation Commission spokeswoman Toni Droscher said the fences were set up because people venture into dangerous areas.
“They’re going to some pretty treacherous places that really weren’t meant for humans to walk on,” she said.
The fencing – marked with “keep out” signs – limits visitors to the parking lot, campground and overlook area.
District 2 has seen its resources stretched by having to respond to at least a dozen emergency calls in the past year at the remote park 20 miles east of Kahlotus.
Park managers plan to replace the fencing with signs, including ones with a message about safety, Droscher said.
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