McKenny Camp & Trailhead Renovation & Expansion

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 Natural Resources used this grant to improve and further develop the Margaret McKenny Campground and Trailhead, located within Capitol State Forest, near Olympia. This project included installing a septic system at the campground host site, enlargement of the trailhead parking, repaving of driving surfaces and the construction of four new campsites. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project is increased camping, day-use and non-motorized trail access through upgraded and enlarged campground and trailhead facilities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $142,224.26 Applicant Match: $8,263.20 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 18-1949

Location Details

Follow I5 South of Olympia to exit 95 turn west 4 miles through the Town of Little Rock to the Waddell Creek Road. Turn right and travel drive 4 miles to the Margaret McKenny Campground and trailhead. Worksite

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.