Advocacy is very important. Fort Flagler, Old Fort Townsend, and Bogachiel State Park on the coast are all slated to be closed, that's three just on the Olympic Peninsula, and they are also considering moth balling Fort Worden for a short time. This closing of parks at a time when more families are looking for economical ways to recreate and more people are retiring and traveling is an absurd.
Here is a very excellant editorial from the Seattle Times which suggests many good alternatives. Washington State Parks Closing
I encourage any of you who value state parks in Washington state to read this and then write to your legislature and the governor. Those who use the parks need to speak up.