Green River Gorge – 2001 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. The Parks Commission has emphasized acquisition of parcels along the south river trail corridor, subject to availability. Proposed acquisitions are listed in priority order: Palmer Coking Coal Triangles, Flaming Geyser Trail R/W; Opposite Riverbank Northeast of Jellum; Green River Gorge Resort Bypass; Nolte Trail Connection; and Icy Creek Extension. Properties have a variety of land characteristics, but for the most part are second growth forested uplands, some with Green River frontage.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $607,095.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1434

Location Details

Palmer Coking Coal Triangles are located approximately 2.5 miles NE of SR 169, NW of Enumclaw-Franklin Road; Flaming Geyser Trail R/W is located NE & E of curve that connects 236th Ave. SE and SE 368th St.; Opposite Riverbank NE of Jellum is located E of the curve connecting Green River Gorge Rd. & 293rd Ave through private locked gates and roads; Green River Gorge Resort Bypass is located SE of the intersection of Enumclaw-Franklin Road and Franklin-Cumberland Road; Nolte Trail Connection is located approximately 3 miles NE of SR 169, SE of Enumclaw-Franklin Road; and Icy Creek Extension is located NW of Enumclaw-Franklin Road approximately 1.5 miles NE of SR 169.

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.