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.
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.