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.
State Parks used this grant to replace 29 standard campsites at Dosewallips State Park, on the ancestral land of the S’Klallam, Suquamish, Twana/Skokomish, Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla people, with 14 utility campsites and a new associated ADA-compliant comfort station. The older 29 campsites were located downstream of the Highway 101 bridge and flooded regularly, making them unusable in certain seasons and requiring extensive staff time for clean-up. The 14 new utility sites are located in the current group camp area, and the group camp has been relocated to another area of the park. The new utility sites are designed for usefulness into the shoulder seasons and winter and to accommodate a longer RV that may be pulling a vehicle or boat. The new comfort station are ADA compliant with eight flush toilet stalls and four showers. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this project is camping.