Castle Rock Riverfront Trail Extension Enhancement

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The City of Castle Rock used this grant to create scenic viewpoints of the Cowlitz River on the Riverfront Trail and landscape the viewpoints with low-growing native species that will help retain the windows to the river and provide food sources for wildlife. In addition, the city completed enhancement work on a fish bearing creek by removing excessive small woody debris and vegetation and replanting the area with native plants to control erosion. Trail amenities including a bench, picnic table, bike rack, kiosk and signage were installed. The primary recreational experience provided by this project is walking, hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Castle Rock City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: 5622 Applicant Match: 2068 Project Type: Development County: Cowlitz Legislative District: 20 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # Jun-44

Location Details

The east side extension is off I-5 Exit 49, approximately .2 miles west on SR411 (towards downtown Castle Rock). The trail is on the right adjacent ot SR411 To arrive at the west side improvements take I-5 Exit 49, follow SR411 west, take a right at A Street SW (second red light) travel over the Cowlitz River Bridge, turn right at the four way stop (West Side Hwy) and travel approximately .25 miles. On the right near the Castle Rock High School is the access road to the ball fields and 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.