November 12, 2020 – Courtesy of HeraldNet by Julia-Grace Sanders
Whitehorse Community Park will have the first equestrian campsites in the county, accommodating tents or RVs.
DARRINGTON — Equestrian and RV camping is coming to Darrington in mid-2021.
Construction of a campground — including 13 RV campsites, five equestrian campsites, host lodging and a picnic shelter — is under way at the 82-acre Whitehorse Community Park near town.
The RV sites offer septic, power and water hookups. The equestrian campsites, the first of their kind in the county, have 12-by-12-foot corrals and access to a centralized compost bin. Two of the equestrian campsites have full hookups and the rest are tent sites.
Volunteers with the Bellingham-based Timber Framers Guild built a covered picnic shelter for the park last year.
Ultimately, the new campground will provide access for people going to the North Mountain Bike Park just down the road, said Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Interim Planning Supervisor Sharon Swan.
The town of Darrington is currently working to connect the campground to the park with a trail, Swan said.
Eventually, the campground will serve as a stop along the 27-mile Whitehorse trail that starts in Arlington and parallels Highway 530. There’s currently a three-mile gap in that trail, and Click to continue reading article.