Mount Spokane Bear Creek

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

State Parks will use this grant to buy the 15-room Bear Creek Lodge and associated campground, tubing hill, and surrounding 110 aces, on the boundary of Mount Spokane State Park. State Parks will partner with another group to operate the lodge and tubing hill. The purchase will allow State Parks to operate park offices, a welcome center to orientate users to the mountain, a meeting room, and a public transportation hub to accommodate visitors. It also would free up a building needed for ranger housing. The purchase would allow State Parks to better manage the increasing use of Mount Spokane, which has popular trails for both summer and winter recreation. Mount Spokane is the largest state park and a new freeway is being built that will provide easier access to the mountain.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $2,724,200.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Spokane Legislative District: 4 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1593

Location Details

Site is adjacent to Hwy 206 at the entrance to Mount Spokane State Park

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.