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.
This project developed two areas in the Chehalis River Surge Plain Natural Area Preserve, Preachers Slough road and Blue Slough access trailhead. This project provided a gravel parking area with wheel stops, information and rules signage at the end of Preacher’s Slough road. A new canoe launch provides canoe, kayak, and small boat access. From Preacher’s Slough Parking, a 4 foot wide, approximately 1,900 foot gravel trail provides walk-in Chehalis river bank access. The Blue Slough access trailhead includes new parking with a wood fence, barrier boulders, sign kiosk and waterfront access with a car top boat launch.