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.
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.