Larrabee/Chuckanut Ph. 1

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,755,977.70 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 40 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-544

Location Details

From I-5 northbound, take Exit 231. Turn right on State Route 11/Chuckanut Drive. Stay left at the stoplight. Drive six (6) miles to the park entrance.

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.