Rasar State Park

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Rasar State Park
Washington State Park
Name origin: The Rasar family
Country United States
State Washington
County Skagit
Coordinates 48°31′04″N 121°54′10″W / 48.51778°N 121.90278°W / 48.51778; -121.90278Coordinates: 48°31′04″N 121°54′10″W / 48.51778°N 121.90278°W / 48.51778; -121.90278
Area 169 acres (68 ha)
Dedication 1997
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Rasar State Park

Rasar State Park (/rˈsɜːr/)[1] is a publicly owned recreation area located on the north bank of the Skagit River, 8 miles (13 km) west of Concrete[2] in Skagit County, Washington. The state park's 169 acres (68 ha) include 4,000 feet (1,200 m) of river shoreline; it is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.[3]

History[edit]

The park began with Daniel Rasar's donation of 128 acres for park use in 1984.[4] An additional 40 acres located north of Cape Horn Road were acquired in 1990.[3] Funding to develop the park was approved in 1991, with construction using locally found materials taking place from 1993 to 1997. The park was dedicated on July 12, 1997, and named for Peter Rasar, the first known member of the Rasar family to emigrate to the area.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers campsites and cabins, 3.7 miles (6.0 km) of hiking trails including 1 mile (1.6 km) of ADA-accessible trail, fishing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and interpretive activities.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Cathy (February 4, 2000). "Rasar State Park Trail". Seattle Times. Walk on the Wild Side. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Town of Concrete". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ a b c "Rasar State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Rasar State Park". The Stump Ranch Family & Community History. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 

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