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 3.8 miles of the Boulder Lake Trail and 9 campsites and 0.5 miles of trail at the Boulder Lake Camping Area, in the Morning Star NRCA, located approximately 25 miles east of Everett. In addition to trail and campsite renovations, 1 backcountry toilet will also be installed at the camping area. The overall goals of the project are to improve resource protection associated with public use, improve user experience, and ensure a safe, sustainable recreation experience for users. The primary recreation opportunities provided are hiking and primitive, backcountry camping.

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.