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 Natural Resources (DNR) used this partially funded grant to construct one mile of a 5-mile trail to the summit of Mailbox Peak, located in the Mid-Fork Snoqualmie State Forest, east King County. The new trail provides an alternative to the current direct route to Mailbox Peak, which is extremely steep and unsuitable for most hikers. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is for hiking.