The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Public is invited to Tunerville Tune Up


The public is invited to join friends of the Tuner-ville Campground on May 19, 10 a.m., for a potluck and a day in the woods.

This is a state Department of Natural Resources primitive camp just outside of Naselle. One finds it by turning off SR 4 on to Salmon Creek Road and just keep going. It is paved for about seven miles and then turns to logging road for three miles. Be advised the bridge just before the camp is condemned, and although scheduled for replacement, for now use the marked detour.

Friends of Tunerville, two different horse clubs, and DNR have teamed up to spruce up the camp. The camp is nestled in a canyon next to a stream in tall timber with shade and quiet beauty. For the price of a Discover Pass, generations of families have found the peaceful hide-a-way a welcome break from the demands of life.

Back country horsemen and other users that call themselves Friends of Tunerville have helped pay for installation of a new vault toilet at an approved distance from the creek to honor ecology regulations. The camp is multi-use and accommodates horses, quads, bikes, and hunting. Users love the place and share the therapy of being there.

DNR will provide free Discover Passes to those that need them for this work day. Call the number below to obtain one.

"We typically have a pot luck," said spokesperson Jewl Hardy. "It is optional to bring something or not, no worries. Good food is shared by all, and we have a way to work off the calories as well."

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, shovels, rakes, loppers, and, if possible, a weed eater or wheel barrow.

For more information call Hardy at 360-942-3672.


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