Boulder Lake Trail and Campsite Renovations

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 renovate the trails and campsites at Boulder Lake, a popular hiking destination in the Morning Star Natural Resources Conservation Area, about 25 miles east of Everett. The department will install a backcountry toilet and renovate nine campsites and 0.5 mile of trail in the Boulder Lake Camping Area. In addition, the department will renovate 3.8 miles of the Boulder Lake Trail. The work will improve public safety and mitigate environmental impacts from public use. The Department of Natural Resources will contribute $21,520 in a state appropriation and donated labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $290,720.00 Applicant Match: $21,520.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1291

Location Details

Begin at intersection of State Route 2 and Sultan Basin Road; travel up Sultan Basin Road for 13.3 miles to Olney Pass; Register for entry into Spada Lake watershed at the Snohomish County PUD kiosk; Bear right at intersection just beyond registration kiosk and travel 4.8 miles up the South Shore Road to PUD Site 3 at end of road; park in portion of trailhead parking designated for the Boulder-Greider trail.

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.