Castle Rock Natural Area

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In 2023, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust acquired the 398-acre Castle Rock Ridge property from landowners Frank Peryea and Betsy Beers. Frank and Betsy purchased the property in the early 2000s when the land was for sale and threatened with development.

WENATCHEE - The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) recently announced the acquisition of a 398-acre property in the Wenatchee Foothills, which encompasses Castle Rock.

The property transfer came from Frank Peryea and Betsy Beers, who have been associated with the parcel for over two decades.

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) has acquired a new conservation property in the Wenatchee Foothills which includes the iconic Castle Rock. Frank Peryea and Betsy Beers have transferred 398 acres to the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust increasing the footprint of the Castle Rock Natural Area and the Wenatchee Foothills Trail system.

Protection of this property is the culmination of years of effort to protect a key piece of Wenatchee's gorgeous natural backdrop. As with some other Foothills properties, Lower Castle Rock is owned by the City of Wenatchee with a permanent conservation agreement with the Land Trust. Open during daylight hours.


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