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Overview of Wind Site and General Area
Closeup of Wind Site and Access
Location: On Washington highway 14 near milepost 79, approximately 2.5 miles east of the town of Lyle.
Windsurfing Potential: Strong wind with a strong current and large swells.
Facilities: A small park with no parking (parking is on highway 14), portable toilets, and a grass rigging area.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Management Plan:
Development Proposal: It is recommended that Doug's Beach be prioritized immediately for the completion of archaeological investigations necessary to effectively and accurately assess the extent and significance of archaeological resources of the site. Until such investigations are completed, it will not be possible to develop a meaningful set of measures to avoid and/or mitigate impacts to cultural resources. In addition to archaeological resources, questions of traditional cultural uses of this site need to be addressed, since claims of this site as a significant traditional cultural property have been made by Indian tribal governments. The need to immediately resolve crucial questions about resource impacts and conflicts from recreational usage cannot be overemphasized. In addition to the site's potentially significant cultural resources, it is among the most important recreation sites in the entire Scenic Area.