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 build six designated campsites and a composting restroom in the Gothic Basin camping area, in the Morningstar Natural Resources Conservation Area, about 25 miles east of Everett. The work will improve protection of the environment and the user experience. The trail and camping area are used for hiking, climbing, and backcountry camping. The Department of Natural Resources will contribute $21,520 in a state appropriation and donated labor.

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.