Nisqually-Mashel – 03-05 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

This project will purchase commercial forest land within the proposed boundary of the Nisqually Mashel State Park. The property includes both uplands and riparian lands north of the Nisqually River, near the confluence with Ohop Creek. Expanded opportunities resulting from this acquisition may include trails, walk-in camping areas, and general habitat preservation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $883,169.83 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce, Thurston Legislative District: 2 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1197

Location Details

Off SR 7, between Ohop Creek and the Mashel River crossing. Property is accessed off the Mashel Prairie road, which turns into the Medical Springs road.

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.