County acquires Sultan Basin property for gun range

Editor’s note: The headline on an earlier version of this article misstated how the county acquired the property. It has been corrected.

SULTAN — Snohomish County has finished its acquisition of land for a future gun range, county officials announced Wednesday.

The property sits along Sultan Basin Road north of Sultan. The state Department of Natural Resources previously managed the 156-acre parcel as state trust land. The land was given to the county.

Lake Bronson Associates, a nudist outdoor recreation group, filed a lawsuit early this year over the county’s plans, but dropped its case this past spring. The group is concerned about noise and environmental damage from the range. Its camp is about a mile away.

County leaders are promising an open, public process for the range’s supporters and opponents as they plan the site.

The county parks department is accepting requests from organizations interested in designing and building the shooting range.

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