NisqualIy Initial Park Access

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 used this grant to develop the initial access for Nisqually State Park. Improvements inlcude parking, a vault toilet, informational kiosk, and directional and interpretive signs. In addition, the project accommodates equestrian users with hitching posts, ADA mounting ramp and ample space to circulate and park trucks with trailers. The project also included some vegetation restoration in the vicinity of the parking lot and trail head where non-native plants will be replaced with native species. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is public access.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: 295800 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 2 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1723

Location Details

Nisqually State Park is located near the town of Eatonville and is accessed via State Route 7. State Route 7 is accessed via I-5. Nisqually State Park, 43640 Mashel Prairie Road, Eatonville, WA 98328.

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.