The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
This Department of Natural Resources used this grant to finish the renovation of Beverly Dunes ORV Park located in Grant County. The project provided funding for materials, permits and extensive Archeological assessments of the project site. The project also paid for furnishing new campsites, three new double CXT toilets, ADA access to toilets, new entrance sign and informational kiosks. The project scope changed in a handful of ways throughout the permitting and archeological review process. One of those changes was to not pave the entrance road and existing parking lot. This was because of cultural resource concerns that limited our ability to disturb areas that recent archaeological surveys identified. The other scope change was to move many of the proposed campsite locations in order to avoid impacting the existing archeological site that was expanded into the proposed campsite locations. Some of the funds were diverted from the paving portion of the project and used for the additional Archeological assessments. We were able to install the three double vault toilets that are ADA compliant. The additional camp sites were prepped and new fire rings and picnic tables were installed.