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 involves the acquisition of 110 forested acres on Chuckanut Mountain (Larrabee State Park), south of Bellingham. This project was part of an innovative private/public partnership with State Parks, Department of Natural Resources, Whatcom County, City of Bellingham, and Trillium Corporation. The project enhances recreation, maintains areas suitable for forestry, and provides improved flexibility for future residential development in Bellingham.