Ferry County Rail Trail Ph 2

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

Ferry County used this grant to develop 3.04 miles of a former railroad grade into a non-motorized trail adjacent to the west side of Curlew Lake, approximately 7 miles NE of Republic. The project has expanded Ferry County’s current trail holdings and allows for varied types of non-motorized recreational use. The primary recreation opportunities provided by the project are biking, cross country skiing, and walking. Additional development also included upgrading kiosks at Black Beach and Kiwanis trailheads and signage and bollards at private road crossings.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ferry County of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $ 35,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 35,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Ferry Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1564

Location Details

Take State Highway 21 from the intersection with State Highway 20, 2.6 miles east of the city of Republic, WA and travel north for 2.7 miles to West Curlew Lake Road turn left (west) and travel .9 miles and turn left and immediately right onto the continuation of West Curlew Lake Road. Travel 2.9 miles north then turn right (east) onto Black Beach Road. Travel .8 miles to the Black Beach parking area.

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.