Road Access to the Conrad Meadow Area Restored; Repairs Provide Cleaner Water and Improved Fish Habitat

Naches, WA —  Recreationists will once again be able to drive Forest Road #1000 to enjoy the beautiful Conrad Meadows area and access popular trailheads that lead to challenging trails and high alpine lakes within the Goat Rocks Wilderness on the Naches Ranger District.

Work to replace culverts and repair large washouts caused by flood damage in 2016 and 2017 is now finished. These repairs not only provide for better forest access for visitors, but also improved water quality and fish passage into upstream habitat areas.

“We’re excited to have these roads open again and accessible to all our recreating public. We want to thank our partners with the Western Federal Lands division of Federal Highways for planning and repairing of these roads,” said Naches District Ranger Kelly Lawrence. “We encourage everyone to drive carefully and watch for additional motor vehicle traffic due to the opening of modern firearm Elk season,” said Lawrence.

Work on the McDaniel Lake Road #1502 and the bridge approach is also wrapping up and the district anticipates that road will be open by this weekend.  

Conrad Meadows Rd 1000 repair

Road repair and culvert replacement work is now finished to fix damage caused by road washouts on the Conrad Meadows #1000 Road. Photo credit: USDA/Marge Hutchinson

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