Blue Lake (Wannacut) Access Development

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 Fish and Wildlife used this grant to redevelop the existing Blue Lake (Wannacut) water access site approximately 5 miles SW of Oroville. The scope of this project included renovating the boat launch area; parking improvements; and installing accessible pathways, a new CXT toilet, signage, barrier rock, view pad, and wood fencing. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this grant are boating, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $213,124.18 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 18-1724

Location Details

From Oroville, turn south on Hwy 7; take right onto Ellemeham Mountain Road and immediate left on Golden Rd for 2.1 miles. Turn right on Blue Lake Road for 2.4 miles and the water access site will be on your right.

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.