Blanchard State Forest Sustainable Toilets

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to install campground and trailhead restrooms in Blanchard State Forest, in western Skagit County. The department will install two toilets in the Lily and Lizard Lake backcountry campgrounds and one at the Blanchard Upper Trailhead parking area. The toilets will reduce environmental impacts from public use. Blanchard State Forest provides 15 miles of trail and primitive camping opportunities for recreation users from all over Washington. The Department of Natural Resources will contribute $41,000 in a state appropriation, equipment, staff labor, materials, and donated labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $90,400.00 Applicant Match: $41,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Skagit Legislative District: 40 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1256

Location Details

Start at Interstate 5 exit 240. Go North on Samish Lake Rd for 0.5 miles. Turn left on Barrel Springs Rd, go approximately 1.0 miles and turn right on Blanchard B-1000Rd. Go 1.5 miles to Blanchard Upper Trailhead parking lot.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.