Moran – Lawrence Point Acquisition

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will use this grant to buy the 134-acre Lawrence Point property to provide improved water access at Moran State Park. The property is within Moran’s long-term boundary, surrounded by two existing State Parks’ parcels, and would provide an excellent location for hiking trails. In addition, with 1600 feet of saltwater shoreline, the property will present visitors with incredible views of other islands and mainland. The primary recreational opportunity provided by the project is hiking and nature viiewing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: 2874520 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: San Juan Legislative District: 40 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1985

Location Details

Access road to property is off Forest Road on eastern side of Orcas Island

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.