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 will use this grant to improve and further develop the Margaret McKenny Campground and Trailhead, located within Capitol State Forest, near Olympia. This project will include installing a septic system at the campground host site, enlarge trailhead parking, repave driving surfaces and construct four new campsites. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be increased camping, day-use and non-motorized trail access through upgraded and enlarged campground and trailhead facilities.