Green River Gorge – 03-05 Acquisitions

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

This project will acquire several parcels within the Green River Gorge Conservation Area. Acquisitions follow the priorities approved by the State Parks Commission as part of the 1997 Classification and Management Plan, which received wide public review. Proposed acquisitions include the Kanaskat-Palmer / Jellum Connection – Phase 2, Hanging Gardens North and Hanging Gardens South.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: 9869 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1027

Location Details

Nolte Trail Connection is about 3 miles NE of SR 169, SE of Enumclaw-Franklin Rd; Icy Creek Extension is located NW of Enumclaw-Franklin Rd, about 1.5 miles NE of SR 169; Kanaskat-Palmer / Jellum Connection - Phase 2 is west of the administrative area at Kanaskat-Palmer, about 2 1/2 miles north of Cumberland on the Cumberland-Palmer Rd.

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.