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.
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.