State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
This month’s featured project is Millersylvania State Park which is located on ancestral land of the Nisqually, Coast Salish, Cowlitz, and Chehalis people. The WWRP grant purchased 70 acres to expand the popular 842-acre Millersylvania State Park on Deep Lake, just south of Olympia. The land, adjacent to the park, includes forests, a large pond suitable for swimming, and an open area. The acquisition would allow for an expanded day-use site with new swimming access, forested trails, play areas, and additional rustic cabins.