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.
State Parks will use this grant to buy 57 acres to expand Deception Pass State Park. The property is bounded on two sides by the Hoypus Hill area of the park and offers a place for a trailhead with connections to existing trails. The Whidbey/Camano Land Trust and Island County will match the grant with $700,000 through the county’s conservation futures program.