Lewis Butte-Riser Lake Trailhead Development

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to improve the Lewis Butte-Riser Lake Trailhead. The trailhead provides access to nearly 10 miles of non-motorized trail for mountain biking, running, and hiking through unique sagebrush steppe. Plans are to replace the toilet, modify the pedestrian access for people with disabilities, and improve the parking, access road, kiosk, signs, and trail markers. The project also will include installation of fencing next to the parking area and adding a gate. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is access to recreational trails.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $325,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1538

Location Details

From Winthrop - Drive west on Hwy 20 for 1/2 mile and turn right (north) onto W. Chewuch Rd Drive approx. 2 miles and turn left (west) onto Rendezvous Rd In approx. 2 miles turn left onto Gunn Ranch Rd Drive another 1.5 miles, access road and trailhead on your left.

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.