Flowing Lake Park Camping & Access Improvements

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

The Snohomish County Department of Parks and Recreation will use this grant to improve access into the heavily-used Flowing Lake Park and to build three cabins. Flowing Lake Park is less than an hour from Seattle and offers access to beautiful trees and natural areas, camping, hiking, lake-front beach access, and a boat launch. The park is extremely popular and summer camping is typically fully booked by March of each year and, in the summer, boat launch parking is filled by 10 a.m. and day-use parking is filled by noon on Saturdays. Flowing Lake’s current entrance is only one traffic lane, does not provide good access to staff, is confusing, and is entirely lacking in accessible services. The County plans to reconfigure the entrance to provide two lanes of entry, relocate the ranger office to the entrance, correct the circulation, and provide access for people with disabilities. The cabins will be built by Darrington High School students in a trades program, which is focused on providing real-life work experience to students. Snohomish County will contribute $709,407 in cash and a grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 709407 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1618

Location Details

East of the City of Snohomish on Hwy 2, follow WSDOT signage to Flowing Lake Regional Park. Turn northeast onto Westwick Rd., which will turn north into 171st. Ave. SE. Follow to 48th St. SE and turn east (right). Road will continue straight into Flowing Lake Regional Park.

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.