Nisqually Mashel – Phase 6

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 area surrounding the confluence of the Mashel and Nisqually Rivers has been included in the Nisqually River Management Plan as the prime site for a state park. This is the latest in a series of phased acquisitions required to establish the land base for the park. The project will acquire three separate parcels to provide sites for river access, day use, camping, and administrative facilities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,215,994.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce, Thurston Legislative District: 2 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1453

Location Details

Weyerhaeuser North site is adjacent to the south side of SR 7, 3.2 miles west of its intersection with SR 161 in Eatonville. Other sites are located off private, unmaintained roads. A guide with keys to gates is suggested.

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.