Burrow’s Island, 1991

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

This project is for the acquisition of 440 acres of private land on Burrows Island in Skagit County. The purchase protects this small island from incompatible development and allows for future public recreation, boating, and wildlife habitat uses.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,543,429.02 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-809

Location Details

Burrows Island is located in Burrows Bay, west of Fidalgo Island. It is easily accessed by boat from the Skyline area of the City of Anacortes.

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.