Buzzard Lake 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 will use this grant to renovate the Buzzard Lake water access site in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, northwest of Okanogan. The department will install a toilet, renovate the parking area, improve paths, and renovate the hand-launch boat area on the lake. The site is used for boating, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $ 183,000.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 12 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1727

Location Details

From Okanogan – Follow Highway 20 west towards Twisp and the Methow Valley approximately 10 miles. Turn right onto Buzzard Lake Road. Drive approximately 4 miles on Buzzard Lake Road (stay to right). Camping area and boat launch will be on your left. From Twisp – Drive south on Highway 153 for 2 miles and take a left onto Highway 20. Follow Highway 20 east towards Okanogan and the Okanogan Valley approximately 20 miles. Turn left onto Buzzard Lake Road. Drive approximately 4 miles on Buzzard Lake Road (stay to right). Camping area and boat launch will be on your left.

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.