Ferry County Rail Trail Ph 3

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 grant 14-1677D to resurface a total of 8.42 miles of the 25-mile non-motorized Ferry County Rail Trail. This project included resurfacing of a 2.28-mile segment of the trail along the west side of Curlew Lake from Pete’s Retreat south to Herron Creek Road. This completed the Curlew Lake section of the rail trail which is entirely ADA accessible. Also surfaced with crushed rock was a 7.19-mile segment that passes through the town of Curlew and north along the Kettle River. The 3.14-mile section from Lundimo Meadows Road north to the tunnel is ADA accessible. The previous surface of the trail included coarse ballast in places that made use by pedestrians and bicyclists difficult. Placement of compacted crushed rock resulted in a surface suitable for all non-motorized use. The project expanded Ferry County’s trail systems and allows for a variety of non-motorized recreational uses including biking, walking, and winter activities such as cross- country skiing. The project also developed a trailhead at Black’s Beach which included an ADA accessible parking surface and connector to the trail surface, installation of a vault toilet and upgraded Kiosk. Also, a vault toilet was installed at the Kiwanis Trailhead at the north end of Curlew Lake. The Phase 3 project included decking the trestle over Trout Creek just north of the improved trailhead at Black’s Beach. The primary recreational opportunities provided by the project will be biking, cross country skiing, and walking.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ferry County of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $98,000.00 Applicant Match: $99,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Ferry Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1677

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 3.7 miles then turn left (west) on Herron Creek Rd. and travel .5 miles to the worksite.

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.