Gothic Basin Trail and Camping Area Development

Category Overview

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

Project Highlights

The Department of Natural Resources will use this grant to renovate 2 miles of the Gothic Basin Trail and construct 6 new designated campsites and a composting restroom in the Gothic Basin camping area, in the Morningstar Natural Resources Conservation Area, located approximately 25 miles east of Everett. The overall goal of the project is to improve resource protection associated with public use, improve user experience, and ensure a safe, sustainable recreation experience for users. The primary recreation opportunities provided by this project are hiking, climbing, and primitive backcountry camping.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $289,340.00 Applicant Match: $21,520.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1292

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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.