Frenchman’s Bar Trail

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

This poject is for the acquisition and development of a 2.58 mile, multipurpose trail system that will connect Frenchman’s Bar Park (180 acres) on the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake Park (234 acres). The project is a key element within the 12 mile Columbia River Renaissance trail system. The project will serve an urban area population of 194,000 and a county wide population of 270,000.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clark County Parks Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $461,054.00 Applicant Match: $461,054.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Clark Legislative District: 49 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1197

Location Details

Travel 3 miles west from downtown Vancouver on Fourth Plain/Lower River Road (SR501) to Vancouver Lake Park. Project extends from Vancouver Lake Park to Frenchman's Bar Park along the Vancouver Lake Flushing Channel.

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.