Camas Meadows NAP Interpretive Trail

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 build a short trail in Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve, in Chelan County. The department will build a trail, less than 1 mile long, and install an informational kiosk and five interpretive signs. The self-guided educational trail will give visitors a chance to see rare plants and wildlife. Camas Meadows Natural Area Preserve contains the largest know populations of Wenatchee Mountains checker-mallow, which are listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act, and Wenatchee larkspur, which area federal species of concern and listed as threatened with extinction by the State. In addition to these two species, the proposed trail will provide an opportunity to see 220 native plant species and more than 120 species of native birds. There is no formal public access at this preserve, and this trail will give visitors a self-guided opportunity to learn about Washington’s unique natural heritage in a beautiful setting.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $ 62,760.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1603

Location Details

Located in Chelan County approximately 6 miles south of Dryden, WA. Take U.S. Highway 97 to Camas Creek Rd. (Forest Road 2315), which is located approximately 5 miles of the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and U.S. Highway 97. Travel east on Camas Creek Rd. for approximately 3.3 miles to a "Y" located at the northwest corner of the open meadows known as "Camas Land". This is the northern end of the NAP. The two gravel roads from here run along opposite sides of the meadow and other unpaved roads access portions of the site.

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.