Lakeshore Drive Trail Development

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The City of Entiat will use this grant to fill the final gap in the city’s waterfront trail system by building a paved, multi-use trail that runs nearly a quarter-mile along the north side of Lakeshore Drive. Entiat’s Lakeshore Drive is the only direct access from U.S. Highway 97A to the newly completed Entiat Park, which boasts more than 10,000 visitors annually. Visitors and locals alike use the waterfront trail system that runs through the park and north along the river’s shoreline. Currently, there is no sidewalk or designated path along a portion of Lakeshore Drive, forcing pedestrians and bicyclists to share the road with cars or take their chances on the unpaved shoulder to fight rough landscaping and plants. Filling this gap has been identified as a priority in Entiat’s transportation improvement plan, comprehensive plan, and park plan and is supported by the public, Chelan County Public Utility District 1, and the Entiat Chamber of Commerce. The City of Entiat will contribute $51,483 in cash and a grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Entiat City of Category: Trails WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 51483 Project Type: Development County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1773

Location Details

Heading North Along US Highway 97A - Turn right at intersection of Lakeshore Drive and US97A. Stay right on Lakeshore Drive. Heading South Along US Highway 97A - Turn left at intersection of Lakeshore Drive and US97A. Stay right on Lakeshore Drive.

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.