Lewis St. Skykomish River Public Access

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 Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to replace a deteriorated boat launch that provides access to the Skykomish River. One side of the double ramp has been closed due to disrepair and the second ramp is in need of repair. Demand for access is high almost year-round for fishing, kayaking, tubing, swimming, picnicking, and general recreation. Replacement of the ramp will expedite the flow of heavy traffic, reducing congestion at the site by allowing one ramp to be used for launching and one for retrieval. The department also will use the grant to add parking for people with disabilities and a paved entrance to reduce maintenance required by a high level of use and erosion. The Sky Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited has committed to provide monthly maintenance.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $184,506.72 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1788

Location Details

Take 405 North to 522 East to Monroe. Take the Main Street Exit, go through town. Turn right onto Lewis Street. take a right turn before crossing the Snohomish River.

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.