Green River Gorge Icy Creek Ridge

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

State Parks will use this grant to buy 44 acres near Black Diamond, in the Green River Gorge Conservation Area. The land in Icy Creek Ridge is some of the last needed before State Parks can build a trail along the south rim of the gorge, from Kanaskat-Palmer State Park to Flaming Geyser State Park. The landowner has developed roads and has 14 building sites. The purchase will prevent the development and protect habitat corridors between the Green River and King County’s Bass Lake complex to the south. The road will provide access to a future trailhead. The landowner is a willing seller. The State Parks and Recreation Commission will contribute $727,500 in a state grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,972,500.00 Applicant Match: $727,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1555

Location Details

The parcels are accessed from a private road, 275th Ave SE, off of Enumclaw-Franklin Rd SE. 275th Ave SE is gated.

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.