McLane Creek Nature Trail

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 will use this grant to renovate the McLane Creek Nature Trail in rural Thurston County to preserve public safety and protect natural resources. Work will include replacing an aging log bridge, building an educational viewing platform to minimize damage to sensitive streamside plants and soil, redeveloping the entry by adding a covered structure for group gatherings and an information board, developing a new trail, and replacing the restrooms. The facility is near capacity during the summer and fall and is in great need of renovation. The McLane Creek Nature Trail is on the eastern edge of Capitol State Forest. The site provides a unique combination of family friendly hiking trails, and easy access to views of freshwater wetland beaver ponds, salmon and bird habitat, and a low elevation forest ecosystem.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $82,896.11 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 06-1769

Location Details

To access the Capitol State Forest follow Interstate-5 to Hwy 8. Take the BlackLake exit and head west to the Delphi Rd. Take a right and follow for 2 miles to McLane Creek Nature Trail on 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.