The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to improve the Lewis Butte-Riser Lake Trailhead. The department will replace the toilet, make the start of the trail more accessible to people with disabilities, and improve the kiosk, signs, and trail markers. In addition, the department will improve the parking area by adding parking, improving the road into the parking area, installing fencing next to the parking area, and adding a gate.